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Veterans Services

 
Please note:   COD Veterans Resource Center
will be closed this week on
Thursday afternoon August 20th.
 

Fall 2015 Hours
Beginning August 11th 
  Monday - Thursday:​ 8 am - 5 pm   
Friday:​ ​8 am - 12 noon
(Hours may be subject to change due to meetings)​ ​

 
Indio Center Campus Outreach ​45-524 Oasis Street
​Wednesday, August 26th ​8 am - 12 noon
Wednesday, September 23rd​ ​8 am - 12 noon
​Wednesday, October 28th 8 am - 12 noon
​Wednesday, November 25th ​8 am - 12 noon
 
   
 
 
           Location: Cravens Student Services Center Building
                          Room 125
                          1st Floor - East end of building
 
Office:  760.773.2536  ~  Fax:  760.423.6630
 
   
Contact:
Donni Prince - Veterans Specialist, VA Certifying Official
760.773.2536
 
Jenn Sparling - Veterans Counselor
760.773.2536
Usually available on Tuesdays & Wednesdays 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
 
              
Forms:     VA Forms     Fall 2015     Post-9/11 Deferred Fee Contract     VACA Residency
 
Check out our new COD Veterans Services Facebook page:  COD Vets  
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Be sure to sign up for your VA E-Benefits account
 
 
 
 
 
 
You Served Us, Now Let Us Serve You
We understand that the transition to student life can be personally challenging, yet rewarding.  We, along with the entire COD community, are grateful to you and your family members for your service to our country, and are dedicated to providing the services you need to successfully navigate this transition.
 
Our office is also an informational center to assist you with any questions you may have regarding your veterans’ educational benefits, as well as providing support services to ensure your success at College of the Desert.
 
Services:
  • One-on-one personalized student assistance
  • Veterans Academic Counselor
  • Disability Support
  • Liaison with all other COD support services
  • Certification of education benefits for all chapters
  • Providing academic advising by discussing the curriculum and approving course selection for compliance with DVA regulations
  • Priority registration for students who have completed the  SSSP requirements, are in good standing and have completed fewer than 101 units at COD
  • Opportunity to learn new skills
  • Transition services
  • Support services while you pursue your goals!
  
College of the Desert is approved by the California State Approving Agency to enroll veterans and other eligible persons.
 
Check out VA's new publication:  "Factors to Consider When Choosing a School:  A guide before using the GI Bill" at:  VA's Guide