Higher One Disbursement Processing
College of the Desert has contracted with Higher One to assist with disbursing federal Pell Grant to students beginning with the Summer 2013 semester. Cards are being shipped to students as they register for Summer and Fall 2013 classes. These cards can serve as a debit card and/or student ID (picture must be displayed on card). Additional information is available on the www.mycodcard.com website and the Bursar’s office website.
No Federal Direct Loans
College of the Desert will no longer be participating in the Federal Direct Loan program beginning with the Fall 2013 term. Students can still borrow loans thru private lending institutions. Please refer to the Applying for Financial Aid section here.
COD Bookstore Credit
A credit will be authorized for all students awarded a Pell Grant to purchase books thru the COD Bookstore beginning 8/19/13. More specific information will be provided in the coming months.
Federal Processing Changes
Students flagged by the U.S. Department of Education may be required to submit government issued identification to provide proof of their identity, submit all college academic transcripts and provide related information to receive financial aid.
College of the Desert (COD) students will no longer be able to receive financial aid at COD while taking classes at another college beginning with the Fall 2013 semester.