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Financial Aid

Applying for financial aid can be a complex and confusing process and the Financial Aid Staff are available to help. Services are available to distance education online students via phone, email, and Zoom video chat.


Please act now for priority consideration for Cal Grant and other state aid!

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application (CADAA) for 2023-24 by March 2, 2023.

California has approved a 30-day postponement deadline for aid programs administered by the state. Click for details.

College of the Siskiyous' Title IV school code is 001187

Federal Student Aid YouTube Channel:

2022-2023 FAFSA Available Now! Use this link to complete your FAFSA.

If you filed a federal tax return, the best way to submit tax information is by using the IRS Data Retrieval tool while completing your FAFSA. For more information:

The BOGW is now the California College Promise Grant. This grant will continue to waive the $46 per unit tuition for all eligible students who are California residents. For more information:

NEW! You can now complete the FAFSA using a mobile app! 2022-2023 FAFSA® Form Available With More Mobile Options.


It is your responsibility to stay informed of deadlines and financial aid status by logging onto mySiskiyous frequently. You must keep your mailing address up to date; log onto mySiskiyous or submit a Change of Information form located in the forms link.

The Financial Aid Office will only communicate through COS email accounts. We cannot respond to personal email accounts. COS students have access to Microsoft Office 365, which provides each student an email account once you have applied and been accepted to the College.

COS uses Microsoft Office 365 for student email and other web-based Office programs. You can access your Office 365 account by logging into mySiskiyous and clicking the red Mail button in the upper right corner.

If you are accessing your account for the first time, see the instructions on the mySiskiyous support page.

If you cannot find your email address, contact the Student Help Desk with your name, contact information, and either your student ID number or your date of birth and the last four digits of your social security number.

If you do not know your password, click Forgot my password. Enter your COS email under User ID, enter the jumbled characters, then click Next. Choose one of your verification methods, then change your password after following the prompts. If you do not have authentication methods set up, you will need to contact the Student Help Desk with your name, contact information, and either your student ID number or your date of birth and the last four digits of your social security number.

More information regarding your student accounts and other student resources is available on the Student Help Desk page. If you need additional assistance to access your COS student email, please email the Student Help Desk at or call (530) 938-5523.

PHOTO ID! All Students must provide their photo ID at the Financial Aid window and during Zoom appointments before we can release information.

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The mission of Financial Aid Office is to assist students and their families in funding educational costs at College of the Siskiyous. We are committed to removing financial barriers that would otherwise prevent students from achieving their educational goals. In addition, we strive to deliver high quality services with professional competency and concern. Respect for the dignity of students and the privacy of confidential information is central to our mission, and we are dedicated to the equitable treatment of all applicants.


Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Contact Financial Aid

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