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Welcome to "My Financial Aid"

Please login to your ACORN account in order to access "My Financial Aid."  This link is only available to applicants and current students. If you have not yet applied to the College, you may apply here


  • Your gateway to personalized financial aid information, NetPartner, has a new look!

A new menu icon has replaced the module tabs that were previously used by students to navigate the NetPartner portal. 

After accessing the "My Financial Aid" link, you must now click on the Menu ☰ icon (located on the upper left hand side of your screen).  As before, you will be able to check the status of your financial aid application, view outstanding and received documents, review/accept/decline/reduce financial aid awards. 

*You must have a financial aid file already on file with COSC in order to access the NetPartner portal and be a applicant or current student to the college.  If you have not already begun the financial aid process, you can get started by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  Remember to include COSC’s six digit school code, 032343, when completing the form.


  Fall 2018 Registration is open.  If you have not done so already, please register for your classes!

All returning  students must receive "clearance" in order to register for coursework.  Therefore, if you have not done so already, please contact your academic counselor to begin the course selection process.
  • To ensure the accuracy of your financial aid award, please register for all of your semester classes at one time.

The Office of Financial aid will continue to award aid on a rolling basis throughout the award year.

All financial aid correspondence will be emailed to your Charter Oak email account.



Free Application For Federal Student Aid

 The 2018–19 FAFSA Application
The 2018–19 FAFSA cycle began on Oct. 1, 2017.

Return of IRS Data Retrieval Tool (IRS DRT)
The IRS DRT is available for the 2018–19 FAFSA cycle.

Beginning with the 2018–19 FAFSA cycle, 2016 tax return information transferred from the IRS into now has stronger security and privacy protections.

  • As a result, tax information transferred from the IRS will not be visible to the applicant and will not display on the IRS DRT web page, FAFSA form, or on the Student Aid Report.
  • Instead, students will see "Transferred from the IRS" in the appropriate fields of on, the IRS DRT web page, and on their Student Aid Report.   See below for how transferred information will be displayed:

Screen shot of FAFSA page indicating “You have successfully transferred your 2016 IRS tax information” and showing three FAFSA questions with “Transferred from the IRS” next to them.

The IRS DRT is not availablefor the 2017–18 FAFSA cycle. Students and families who need to complete the 2017–18 FAFSA form should manually enter their 2015 tax return information into the form.

In order to be considered for financial aid, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid  available at   

Note: The College's six-digit federal school code is 032343.