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U.S. Department of Education
Individual Title V Hispanic Serving Institute Grant-Student Affairs

In October 2010, College of the Desert received a $3.25 million grant from the US Department of Education to focus on student success and development. With a special emphasis on Hispanic, low- income, and first generation college students, the Title V HSI Grant program is made up of three major components: a college readiness initiative, student and academic support services and creating a culture of evidence.

Title V Overall Goals:

Goal 1: Increase the readiness of entering students to succeed in college by providing programs and services to enhance student success.
Goal 2: To improve student success with a focus on Hispanic and other low-income students as measured by increased course completion rates, improved grades, higher retention, graduation, and transfer rates.
Goal 3: To increase the percentage of students successfully receiving financial aid and improve student knowledge of financial literacy.
Goal 4: To research, track, and analyze results of new methodologies and services employed to promote the success of Hispanic and other low-income students.

Many activities, services and program initiatives are underway. View our current workshops or click on the "workshops" tab on the left.  Activities include FAFSA Line by Line workshops, financial literacy services, probation and scholarship workshops. 

What to find out what is new in Enrollment Services?  View our Enrollment Services Newsletter!

For general information about the Individual Title V HSI-Student Affairs grant, please contact Elvia Sanchez at the number listed below.

Location: Cravens Student Services Center, 2nd Floor in Enrollment Services

Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Contact: Phone 760-636-7968





Contact Us:

Amanda Phillips, Project Director
Katie Chartier, Counseling Support Assistant
Jenna Huntzinger, Counseling Support Assistant
760-776-7237 option 1,
Elvia Sanchez, Bilingual Secretary
Jocelyn Vargas, Financial Aid Outreach Specialist