What's New?

Each year changes are made to federal, state and institutional financial aid programs and services. These changes impact both students and institutions. In order to help you prepare for these coming changes, the Financial Aid Office will be posting new updates on this page.

Myth Busters

Check out myths and truths regarding financial aid at College of the Desert using our Myth Busters document that we created for our potential and current students.


College of the Desert has partnered with Ocelot to provide a chatbot to answer financial aid and veteran questions in English or Spanish, 24/7/365 days per year. If you have a question, give our chatbot a try! The chatbot allows our students, parents and the community to get their questions answered during a time that works best for them.

The 2022-2023 Financial Aid Applications have launched!

The 2022-2023 financial aid applications are now open! Students can apply for the FAFSA and Dream Act today! The 2022-2023 application will ask for 2022 tax information and will be used to determine summer 2022 to summer 2023 financial aid eligibility. The financial aid priority deadline is March 2, 2022. For help with the application, students can watch financial aid videos that will assist with the process.

Financial Aid Videos

College of the Desert has partnered with Ocelot to provide FATV which are short videos that can help answer financial aid questions 24/7. Please visit the COD financial aid video portal today!