Financial Aid is a form of assistance made available by federal and state funding and private sources in the form of grants, loans, scholarships and employment. The mission of the Financial Aid Office at College of the Desert is to provide financial assistance to students who can benefit from further education but cannot do so without such assistance. We highly recommend that all students apply and/or inquire about financial aid even if they do not anticipate the need for assistance. 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.
The handbook is to act as a guide, every reasonable effort has been made to determine that everything stated in this handbook is accurate. Since regulations do change, policies and procedures may change and not be reflected in this handbook. This handbook will be reviewed regularly and revised as appropriate to reflect changes in statute, regulations, or institutional practice.