College of the Desert encourages all students to complete a financial aid application. Please complete the FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application (CADAA) so that we can match you to financial aid opportunities!

If you have questions regarding financial aid, please join our workshops! Staff will be available to assist you with any financial aid questions that you have (missing documents, submitting financial aid application, or answer general questions).

Note, if you are completing a financial aid application you will need the appropriate tax information. The 2022-2023 applications will required 2020 tax information. The 2023-2024 application will require 2021 tax information.

For immediate assistance, check out the FATV portal which has short-video tutorial clips on the financial aid application process.


If you would like to attend a virtual workshop via Zoom, check out our 2022 and 2023 dates/times below and RSVP today! Once you RSVP, the Zoom link will be sent to all students before the workshop date.

Dates Times
February 8th, 2023 (Wednesday) 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
March 9th, 2023 (Thursday)  11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
April 11th, 2023 (Tuesday)  3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
May 1st, 2023 (Monday)  3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.


If you would like to attend a in-person workshop, check out our 2022 and 2023 dates/times below and RSVP today! Students are encouraged to bring their (and/or parents) 2020 or 2021 Federal Taxes to complete the financial aid application.

Palm Desert Campus

Dates Times
February 21st, 2023 (Tuesday)  3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
March 27th, 2023 (Monday) 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
April 26th, 2023 (Wednesday)  9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
May 23rd, 2023 (Tuesday)  11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
COD Palm Desert Campus
43500 Monterey Ave, Palm Desert, CA 92260
PD Library, 2nd Floor TASC Lab, Room H227

Indio Campus

Dates  Times
February 16th, 2023 (Thursday) 2:00 p.m. -3:30 p.m.
April 19th, 2023 (Wednesday) 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
COD Indio Campus
45524 Oasis St. Indio, CA 92201
2nd Floor, Room 206