Financial Aid

Welcome to College of the Desert's Financial Aid Office website! The Financial Aid Office is committed to making college affordable for students, and to assist students and families with any questions regarding the student financial aid process. We highly recommend that all students apply and/or inquire about financial aid even if they don't anticipate the need for assistance. The Financial Aid Office offers several types of financial aid which are funded through federal, state, institutional, and local agencies.

Contact Information:


(Please include your student ID number)


Hours of Operation



In-person Services

If you have a questions or need to drop off documents (in-person), use the 'Join the Queue' button below to join our virtual lines. Once signed-in, your name will be called to one of the Financial aid windows/counters to be assisted.

Note - You MUST show a picture ID once summoned.

We encourage you to check out our Financial Aid Chatbot and FATV available 24/7/365 days per year to get you the financial aid answers you need to the questions you have. These services communicate information about financial assistance in a manner that is easy to understand during a time that works best for you and can be accessed virtually anytime.