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Each year changes are made to federal, state and institutional financial aid programs and services.  These changes impact both students and institutions.  In order to help you prepare for these coming changes, the Financial Aid Office will be posting new updates on this page.  

Have questions about the financial aid programs at College of the Desert? Learn about financial aid through these short video clips: http://collegeofthedesert.financialaidtv.com.
​2017-2018 FAFSA

Students are now able to submit a FAFSA earlier. Students have been able to file a 2017-2018 FAFSA since Oct. 1, 2016 rather than beginning on Jan. 1, 2017. The earlier submission date is a permanent change, allowing students to submit a FAFSA as early as Oct. 1 every year.


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For more information about these upcoming BOG changes, including academic and progress standards, please click here

Introducing Financial Aid-Student Self Service Portal

In an effort to streamline financial aid processing, students can now view and complete their Financial Aid information and/or documents online by logging into their WebAdvisor Account, and then clicking on the Student Self-Service Portal tab. See below.

Financial Aid/WebAdvisor

NEW! Financial Aid Student Services in the Eastern Valley Centers(Indio & Mecca) are now available! Hours of operation​ are as follows:

Monday: ​     8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Indio)

Tuesday:     Services are available at the Mecca/Thermal Campus. 

Wednesday:  8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.​ (Indio)

Thursday:     2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Indio)

Friday: Closed ​​​​​​​