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Each year changes are made to federal, state and institutional financial aid programs and services. These changes impact both students and institutions. In order to help you prepare for these coming changes, the Financial Aid Office will be posting new updates on this page.

A Parent's Guide to Filling Out the FAFSA Form

Although the FAFSA is the student's application, we realize that parents assist in the process. After all, students considered dependent have to provide parent information on the application to review eligibility. To review a parent's guide to completing the FAFSA, check out the homeroom blog published by the Department of Education.

FATV -Financial Aid TV

Have questions about the financial aid programs at College of the Desert? Learn about financial aid through these short video clips: http://collegeofthedesert.financialaidtv.com.

Early FAFSA

Students are now able to submit a FAFSA earlier. The earlier submission date is a permanent change, allowing students to submit a FAFSA as early as Oct. 1 every year.

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Financial Aid-Student Self Service Portal

In an effort to streamline financial aid processing, students can now view and complete their Financial Aid information and/or documents online by logging into their Financial Aid Self Service Account.