Bursar's Office

The Bursar's Office, sometimes referred to as the Cashier's Office, is a department responsible for accepting and processing all fees paid to College of the Desert. In addition, the Bursar's Office processes tuition refunds, Financial Aid/Scholarship disbursements, Payroll distribution, and Parking Permits.


Cravens Student Services Center, 1st Floor


Monday - Thursday 8:30am to 5:00pm
Friday 8:30am to 12:00pm; closed Fridays in the summer


(760) 568-7510


(760) 568-7522



Payment Options

Please make sure to pay your fees before the term starts.

Students who have applied for financial aid through either the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application (CADA) should wait until after their applications have been processed to pay fees.

Option 1

Payments accepted 24 hours a day 365 days a year.

Please log into your MyCod Student Portal and click "Pay My Fees" on the top menu bar. You can pay with a debit or credit card that has the Visa/MasterCard logo. A receipt will automatically be generated for you to print and a copy will also be sent to your COD email.

Option 2

During posted business hours students may pay by check or cash at the Bursar's window.

Option 3

Mail your check, money order or cashier's check along with your student ID# to:

  • College of the Desert
  • Bursar Services
  • 43500 Monterey Avenue
  • Palm Desert, CA 92260

Funds must be drawn from a U.S. Bank in U.S. dollars.

Government issued identification is required for all window monetary transactions.

Acceptable IDs include:

  • Drivers License
  • Passport
  • U.S. Military ID
  • Native American Tribal Photo ID
  • Permanent Resident Card
  • Border Crossing Card
  • Matricula Consular ID