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Veterans Services 

SUMMER Hours through August 12th

Monday - Thursday:​ 7 am - 5:30 pm   
Fridays Closed

(Hours may be subject to change due to meetings)​ ​


45-524 Oasis Street

8 am - 12 noon

Wednesday, July 27th
Wednesday, August 24th
Wednesday, September 28th
Wednesday, October 26th
Wednesday, November 23rd


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
Donni Prince - Veterans Specialist, VA Certifying Official
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TRiO Veterans Services

For more information on this program - check out their webpage: 
TRiO Vets
Tony Clerc - Director of TRiO Veterans Services
442.400.5306 - LA Rm 4
760.346.8041 ext. 5595 - CSSC Rm 125
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COD New Student Checklist
VA Forms  ~    ~  Fall 2016 Form ~ Post-9/11 Deferred Fee Contract  ~   VACA Residency 
Check out our new COD Veterans Services Facebook page:  COD Vets  
eBenefits Register NOW!
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.
  • 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
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