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College of the Desert is pleased to offer students the opportunity to take the plEDGE! The plEDGE Program provides 2017 & 2018 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:


  • Full-time enrollment during the Fall & Spring semesters
  • Maintain good academic standing
  • Participate in 10 hours of community service
  • Take part in mentoring or internships
  • Attend a career pathway workshop at the COD Career and Workforce Solutions Center
  • Submit a FAFSA or Dream Act application that is received​ by the COD Financial Aid Office


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For detailed information on plEDGE, please click on the link below to view the plEDGE Program flyer.

For questions regarding plEDGE, please contact Katie Chartier, Assistant Director, First Year Experience/EDGE at 760.674.7635 or email kchartier@collegeofthedesert.edu.​


​​​​​​Please Note: *"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 Admissions & Records to determine residency. 

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