Financial Aid


Welcome to Financial Aid

Applying for Financial Aid can be a complex and confusing process. The Financial Aid Staff are available Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm, Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and they are ready to offer any assistance you may need. We are located in the Student Center. You can also view Navigating Your Navigator with step by step instructions for accessing your financial aid information.


The IRS Data Retrieval Tool on and is currently unavailable. The Department of Education and the IRS are working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible. However, at this time, the IRS anticipates the online data tool will be unavailable for several weeks. This does not limit families’ ability to apply for aid. Applicants have other options while the data tool is unavailable. Applicants filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can manually provide the requested financial information from copies of their tax returns. The online FAFSA application remains operational, and applicants can continue filing the FAFSA as they normally would. Please contact the Financial Aid Office at (530) 938-5209(530) 938-5209 if you need assistance.

What’s Changing for 2017-18? You can now complete your 2017-2018 FAFSA or CA DREAM application beginning October 1, 2016.  The 2017-2018 FAFSA and CA DREAM application will ask for 2015 income/tax income.   The great thing is students and parents can easily use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to pull 2015 tax information into your FAFSA.  Please contact the Financial Aid Office at 530-938-5209 for more information.

Students will need to create an “FSA ID” (Federal Student Aid ID). You will need to create the new FSA ID in order to access your FAFSA and the National Student Loan Database System (NSLDS),, and Click How to Create an FSA ID for more information.


It's not too late to complete the 2016-2017 FAFSA! LOG ONTO and choose the 2016-2017 school year. College of the Siskiyous school code is 001187.

 PHOTO ID! ALL Students MUST provide their PHOTO ID at the Financial Aid window before information can be released. Help us keep your information SAFE!

College of the Siskiyous has partnered with BankMobile, a financial services company, which provides refund methods to deliver your financial aid disbursements. We are committed to delivering 100% of your financial aid disbursements (refund) at no cost, providing students with clear choices and offering great customer service.


View our institution’s contract with BankMobile, a Division of Customer Bank.

Look for the green envelope

Higher One Envelope

Your Refund Selection Kit will be mailed to you after you have enrolled in classes. It contains your personal code for making your refund preference selection (select how you prefer to receive your financial aid disbursement). Your options for receiving financial aid funds are:

  1. Electronic Deposit into your existing checking/savings account. Typically it takes 1 – 2 business days.
  2. Electronic Deposit into a BankMobile Vibe account. Funds are deposited the same business day that BankMobile receives funds from your school. There are fees associated with the BankMobile Vibe account. It is important that you carefully review the Fee Schedule online.
  3. Paper check delivered by the US Postal Service. Takes 5 – 7 business days.

For your convenience, the BankMobile's Allpoint ATM is located in the Student Center. You can locate other local ATM's here.

IMPORTANT! BankMobile will send emails to your COS email with important information regarding your BankMobile card and financial aid disbursements. You MUST log in frequently to your COS email account in order to receive up to date information. If you need to set up or access your email, log onto your Navigator and click on the email icon in the upper right hand corner of the screen and follow the instructions.

REMEMBER: It’s very important that College of the Siskiyous has your most current MAILING address. You can verify and update your current MAILING address by logging onto your Navigator account. Or complete the Change of Student Information listed under "Forms for Students" to the left of the screen and submit the form to Admissions & Records.


The Financial Aid Office wants to remind you that it is your responsibility to stay informed of deadlines and financial aid status. It’s IMPORTANT to log onto your Navigator frequently. For additional financial aid information use the links on the left side of the screen. You must also keep your MAILING ADDRESS up to date, this can be done by logging onto your Navigator account or submitting a Change of Information form located in the forms link.

California License Exam Information and Pass Rates

View the links available for the programs listed below for information on our pass rates for State Licensing Exams.

Program Web Address


The mission of the College of the Siskiyous Financial Aid Office is to increase opportunities for student access and success in higher education by helping students and their families.

Need help? Contact Financial Aid

Phone: (530) 938-5209(530) 938-5209
Fax: (530) 938-5367