Welcome to the Financial Aid Office


We are dedicated to helping prospective and current students and their families apply and help determine eligibility for federal and state financial aid. These programs are administered in compliance with current local, state, and federal regulations. We hope that the information found on our website will be helpful to you.

COS School Code: 001186

Financial Aid Services now available at all three COS Campuses! Call:  

                                        Visalia Campus: (559) 730-3747
                                       Hanford Campus: (559) 583-2511
                                        Tulare Campus: (559) 688-3013

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2019-20 FAFSA/Dream Act California Application Deadline is March 2

The California deadline to submit your 2019-20 FAFSA/Dream Act application is March 2, 2019.  What does this mean?  If you submit an application before March 2nd and meet the eligibility criteria for a Cal Grant, you are guaranteed to be awarded the grant. This is especially important for Dreamers, for if your application is submitted after the deadline, you will not be considered for a Cal Grant.  If you have any questions regarding the Cal Grant or application deadlines, please contact the financial aid office. 

Check your Financial Aid Status

Want to know what your status is?  Check your Banner Web account for your financial aid status.  You can confirm that your FAFSA/Dream Act application was received and if there is additional paperwork required. 
Where do I go? Once you login to Banner Web, select Student & Financial Aid > Financial Aid > My Eligibility > Aid Year (for the school year you are checking).

 Important Dates

  • January 30, 2019: Alternate Payment
  • January 31, 2019: 2019-20 Financial Aid Priority Deadline
  • February 13, 2019: Alternate Payment, Cal Grant, SSCG
  • February 15, 2019: Lincoln Day Holiday - NO CLASSES and Offices Closed
  • February 18, 2019: President's Day Holiday - NO CLASSES and Offices Closed
  • February 27, 2019: Alternate Payment
  • February 28, 2019: Last Day to file a Spring 2019 SAP Appeal
  • March 2, 2019: 2019-20 FAFSA/Dream Act California Deadline
Last Updated: 2/12/2019 8:03 AM