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Financial Aid

Location: Cravens Student Services Center, 2nd Floor

Palm Desert Office hours:

Monday - Thursday: 9:00AM to 6:00PM

Friday: 9:00AM to 12:00PM

Contact: Phone (760) 773-2532, Fax (760) 776-7338

Indio Office hours:

Monday/Tuesday: 10:00AM to 12:00PM and 1:30PM to 4:00PM

Thursday: 1:00PM to 4:30PM

Mecca Office hours:

Wednesday: 9:00AM to 12:00PM and 1:30PM to 5:00PM

College of the Desert Federal School Code: 001182

Welcome to College of the Desert's Financial Aid Office website! The Financial Aid Office is committed to making college affordable for students, and to assist students and families with any questions regarding the student financial aid process. We highly recommend that all students apply and/or inquire about financial aid even if they don't anticipate the need for assistance. The Financial Aid Office offers several types of financial aid which are funded through federal, state and local agencies, as well as the college itself. View more information on the types of financial aid available.

To be considered for financial aid at College of the Desert, students must follow these steps to apply for financial aid. The financial aid applications for the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 academic year are now available for submission! Apply and submit your financial aid application(s) today!

Once the Financial Aid Office has received your financial aid application, the Financial Aid will contact you to let you know your financial aid status. The Financial Aid Office's official and ONLY means of communication is a student's MyCOD email account. For important financial aid information, students must regularly check their MyCOD email account and/or Financial Aid Self-Service Portal by logging into their MyCOD Portal.

Have questions about the financial aid programs at College of the Desert? Learn about financial aid through short video clips from the Financial Aid TV website. ​​