College of the Desert encourages all students to complete a financial aid application. Please complete the FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application (CADAA) so that we can match you to financial aid opportunities!

If you have questions regarding financial aid, please join our workshops! Staff will be available to assist you with any financial aid questions that you have (missing documents, submitting financial aid application, or answer general questions).

Note, if you are completing a financial aid application you will need the appropriate tax information. The 2021-2022 applications will required 2019 tax information. The 2022-2023 application will require 2020 tax information.

For immediate assistance, check out the FATV portal which has short-video tutorial clips on the financial aid application process.



If you would like to attend a virtual workshop via Zoom, check out our Summer 2022 dates/times below and RSVP today! Once you RSVP, the Zoom link will be sent to all students before the workshop date.

Dates Times
September 12th (Monday)  1 pm to 2:30 pm
October 20th (Thursday)  9 am to 10:30 am
November 9th (Wednesday)  3:30 pm to 5 pm
December 13th (Tuesday)  9 am to 10:30 am


If you would like to attend a in-person workshop, check out our Summer and Fall 2022 dates/times below and RSVP today! Students are encouraged to bring their (and/or parents) 2019 or 2020 Federal Taxes to complete the financial aid application.

COD Palm Desert Campus:

43500 Monterey Ave, Palm Desert, CA 92260

College of the Desert Library, 2nd Floor TASC Lab, Room H227

Dates Times
September 20th (Tuesday)  2 pm - 3:30 PM
October 27th (Thursday)  3 pm to 4:30 pm
November 14th (Monday)  9 am to 10:30 am
December 7th (Wednesday)  3:30 pm to 5 pm

COD Indio Campus:

45524 Oasis St, Indio, CA 92201

2nd Floor, Room 206

Dates  Times
September 8th (Thursday)  3:30 pm to 5 pm
October 14th (Friday)  9 am to 10:30 am