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Veterans Services

Palm Desert Veterans Resource Center Hours

    Monday - Thursday:
8 am - 5 pm    

8 am - 12 pm

    (Dates & hours may be subject to change due to meetings)

Indio Campus Outreach

45-524 Oasis Street

Hours:  8 am - 12 pm

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

(Dates & hours may be subject to change due to meetings)

Bighorn Golf Club Charities Veterans Resource Center 

COD Veterans Services & Veterans Resource Center

Location: Cravens Student Services Center Building
Room 125
1st Floor - East end of building

Office: 760.773.2536 ~ Fax: 760.423.6630

Email: veterans@collegeofthedesert.edu

Donni Prince - Veterans Specialist, VA School Certifying Official

Sandra Hauf - Veterans Counselor

TRiO Veterans SSS

Location: South Annex Room 10

Tony Clerc - Director of TRiO Veterans SSS

Cassandra Nafziger - Counselor
760.346.8041 ext 5595


Check out our new COD Veterans Services Facebook page:  COD Vets
Be sure to sign up for your VA E-Benefits account at www.ebenefits.va.gov

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.

  • 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

  • Liaison between County, State and Federal Veterans organizations

  • 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 at: VA's Guide
"Factors to Consider When Choosing a School:  A guide before using the GI Bill®"

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Get more information about available education benefits offered by the VA at the official U.S. government Web site.