plEDGE

College of the Desert is pleased to offer students the opportunity to take the plEDGE! The plEDGE Program provides 2023 high school graduates (or equivalent) from the Coachella Valley* with two full years of free tuition and fees at College of the Desert!

Participating students must commit to:

  • Completing the Summer Bridge Program in EDGE
  • Full-time enrollment during the Fall and Spring semesters
  • Students with disabilities may be eligible to take fewer than 12 units with DSPS counselor approval.
  • Students who are currently employed full-time may be exempt from being enrolled in 12 units.
  • Students who are pursuing a certificate may be exempt from being enrolled in 12 units based on program of study.
  • Maintain good academic standing
  • Participate in 10 hours of community service, mentoring or internships
  • Attend a career pathway workshop at the COD Career and Workforce Solutions Center​
  • Submit a FAFSA or CA Dream Act application that is received by the COD Financial Aid Office and have a completed Financial Aid File by December 16, 2023. Failure to meet this requirement will result in a hold being placed on the student account as well as the student being responsible for their tuition and fees.
  • 2022 plEDGE students must submit a FAFSA or CA Dream Act application that is received by the COD Financial Aid Office and have a completed Financial Aid File by December 16, 2022.  Failure to meet this requirement will result in a hold being placed on the student account as well as the student being responsible for their tuition and fees.

For questions regarding plEDGE, please contact the EDGE office at edge@collegeofthedesert.edu

Contact us!
760.636.7970 or edge@collegeofthedesert.edu