Financial Aid

Welcome to Financial Aid

Applying for Financial Aid can be a complex and confusing process. The Financial Aid Staff are available to offer any assistance you may need, Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm, Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. We are located in the John Mantle Student Center.


  • IRS Data Retrieval Tool Offline Until Start of Next FAFSA Season, in Fall 2017. To protect sensitive taxpayer data, the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) on and will be unavailable until extra security protections can be added. The tool is expected to be back online in fall 2017, when the next Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) season begins. The IRS DRT provides tax data that automatically fills in information for part of the FAFSA as well as the income-driven repayment (IDR) plan application for federal student loan borrowers. 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 if you need assistance. Remember to use your 2015 income information when completing the 2017-2018 FAFSA

  • How to create and use the FSA ID (Federal Student Aid ID). Students (and parents) will need to create an FSA ID in order to access the FAFSA, the National Student Loan Database System (NSLDS),, and Please contact the Financial Aid Office if you need assistance.


  • 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!

BankMobile Disbursements

BankMobileCollege 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 personal checking/savings account. Choose "ACH to another bank 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.

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 mySiskiyous 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 mySiskiyous account.


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 mySiskiyous 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 mySiskiyous account or submitting a Change of Information form located in the forms link.

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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.

Contact Financial Aid

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