Apply for Financial Aid

To be considered for aid at College of the Desert (COD), students must complete a Financial Aid Application (FAFSA OR CA Dream Act) for the appropriate academic year.

Not sure which Application to submit?

Please review our Apply to Aid webpage for more information on which application to submit based on your eligibility and which term you plan on attending.

Click on the appropriate button below to access and get started on your Financial Aid Application:

Next Steps after submitting Financial Aid Application

The Financial Aid Office will receive your financial aid application approximately 10 business days from when you submit your financial aid application (FAFSA or CA Dream Act). All students will receive an email to your email address with confirmation of application being received.

You are encouraged to regularly check the Financial Aid Self-Service for updates OR if additional information/documents are requested.

Please review our Disbursement Deadlines and ensure your file is complete as soon as possible.