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College of the Desert is pleased to offer students the opportunity to take the plEDGE!  The plEDGE program provides 2017 high school graduates (or equivalent) from the Coachella Valley* with one full year of tuition and fees at College of the Desert!

Participating students must commit to full time enrollment for one year as well as participate in mentoring or internships, career preparation and maintain good academic standing.  Applicants must submit a FAFSA application that is received​ by the COD Financial Aid Office.  

If you are interested in taking the plEDGE at COD, please complete the steps below and fill out the plEDGE application no later than May 1st, 2017. 
Step 1: Complete the College of the Desert Application
Step 2: Complete the College of the Desert Orientation & Assessment Exam
Step 3: Complete your FAFSA Application by May 1st, 2017
Step 4: Submit the plEDGE application by May 1st, 2017
Step 5: Complete the EDGE application
The plEDGE application deadline has passed but you are able to add yourself to the waitlist.  If you would like to add yourself to the waitlist, please fill out the application below.

If you have any questions please contact Katie Chartier, 760-674-7635 or kchartier@collegeofthedesert.edu ​

​​​​​​*"Coachella Valley" refers to areas served by one of the following school districts - Coachella Valley Unified, Desert Sands Unified, Desert Center Unified, or Palm Springs Unified - for at least 1 year and 1 day.  Students may have to complete a residency application with A&R to determine residency.