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College of the Desert is pleased to offer students the opportunity to take the plEDGE! The plEDGE Program provides 2020 high school graduates (or equivalent) from the Coachella Valley* with two full years of free tuition and fees at College of the Desert!

Participating students must commit to:

  • Completing the Summer Bridge Program in EDGE
  • Full-time enrollment during the Fall & Spring semesters
    • Students with disabilities may be eligible to take fewer than 12 units with DSPS counselor approval.
    • Students who are currently employed full-time may be exempt from being enrolled in 12 units.
    • Students who are pursuing a certificate may be exempt from being enrolled in 12 units based on program of study.
  • Maintain good academic standing
  • Participate in 10 hours of community service, mentoring or internships
  • Attend a career pathway workshop at the COD Career and Workforce Solutions Center​
  • Submit a FAFSA or CA Dream Act application that is received by the COD Financial Aid Office and have a completed Financial Aid File by December 16, 2020.  Failure to meet this requirement will result in a hold being placed on the student account as well as the student being responsible for their tuition and fees.

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For detailed information on plEDGE, please view the plEDGE Program flyer or a Spanish version, here​.  Check out our plEDGE FAQs for answers to the most commonly asked plEDGE questions!

For questions regarding plEDGE, please contact the EDGE office at 


Please Note: *"Coachella Valley" refers to areas served by one of the following school districts - Coachella Valley Unified, Desert Sands Unified, Desert Center Unified, or Palm Springs Unified - for at least 1 year and 1 day. Students may have to complete a residency application with Admissions & Records to determine residency. ​​​​​​​​​