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:

Palm Desert Financial Aid Hours: 

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday

9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Friday

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location
Cravens Student Services Center, 2nd floor - Palm Desert Campus

Indio Financial Aid Hours: 

Hours of Operation

Monday

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday/Wednesday

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Location
Administration and Student Support Services, 2nd floor - Indio Campus

 

Phone Number Email Address

(760) 773-2532 (Phone)

(760) 776-7338 (fax)

FAO@collegeofthedesert.edu

(Please include your student ID number)

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.

How to Apply for Aid?

To be considered for financial aid at College of the Desert, students must follow these steps to apply for financial aid. The financial aid application for this academic year is available for submission! 

To be considered for financial aid at College of the Desert, students must follow these steps to apply for financial aid. The financial aid application for this academic year is available for submission! 

Once the Financial Aid Office has received your financial aid application, the Financial Aid will contact you to let you know your financial aid status. The Financial Aid Office's official and ONLY means of communication is a student's MyCOD email account. For important financial aid information, students must regularly check their MyCOD email account and/or Financial Aid Self-Service Portal by logging into their MyCOD Portal.

Have questions about the financial aid programs at College of the Desert? Learn about financial aid through short video clips from the Financial Aid TV website.