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COD Provides Financial Aid and Financial Literacy Workshops for Students

College of the Desert (COD) is pleased to announce the availability of free Financial Aid and Financial Literacy workshops. These interactive and informative workshops are designed to provide hands on assistance with financial aid applications and forms as well as connect students with local professionals to get personalized financial guidance.

Workshop topics include “Line-by-Line FAFSA Workshops,” “Credit Repair,” “How to Set Up and Follow a Budget,” “Car Buying Tips,” “College Couponing,” “Identity Theft,” “Transferring and Financial Aid” and much more.

Attendees will also receive information on COD’s online financial literacy program, “Financial Literacy 101.” This free tool helps students make better money management decisions and teaches important financial fundamentals at each student’s pace.

For a complete listing of workshops, visit and click on “workshops.” Registration is available online. Students attending the Financial Literacy workshops will be entered to win a $25 COD Bookstore Gift Card at each session they attend.

The workshops are provided thanks to the assistance of the U.S. Department of Education Title V Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) Grant.

For more information, call the Title V Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) Grant office at 760-636-7968 or visit 


October 2012