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​Financial Aid

Location: Cravens Student Services Center, 2nd Floor
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 9:00am to 6:00pm
Friday: 9:00am to 12:00pm

Click here​ for Indio/Mecca Office hours
Contact: Phone (760) 773-2532, Fax (760) 776-7338
College of the Desert Federal School Code: 001182







The Financial Aid Office's official and ONLY means of communication is COD email. Students please be sure to check your @myCOD email regularly for the most up to date information regarding Financial Aid.

The 2016-2017 FAFSA and Dream Act applications are now available. The Cal Grant priority deadline is March 2nd. 
It is not too late to apply for financial aid for the 2015-2016 academic year. If you haven't yet, submit the 2015-2016 FAFSA or Dream Act Application now. 

Apply Now!! 
CA Dream Act application (students unable to complete the FAFSA):

Students must activate their HigherOne card at before their Pell Grant payment will be disbursed. Please be sure to activate your Higher One card and choose your preferred refund method.