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College of the Desert Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$15,610 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$1,289 tuition
$12,492 off campus room & board
$1,791 books and supplies
$38 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$21,209 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$6,888 tuition
$12,492 off campus room & board
$1,791 books and supplies
$38 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$1,600 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
81% of students receive aid
61% get federal aid ($4,582 avg)
78% get state aid ($1,827 avg)
1% get institn'l aid ($1,600 avg)
0% get loans ($5,250 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 0.282% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 1.48% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $5,310 80%
Federal Grant Aid $4,582 61%
Pell Grants $4,451 61%
Other Federal Grants $887 9%
Institution Grant Aid $1,600 1%
State Grant Aid $1,827 78%
Student Loans $5,250 0%
Federal Loans - 0%
Other Loans $5,250 0%

Merit Aid Available

No known Merit Aid available.

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Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 2
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does College of the Desert offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
43-500 Monterey Ave
Palm Desert, CA 92260
(760) 346-8041
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $46
Out of State $252


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Tanya from LA Quinta, CA
  • I am a current student here

    Prices are affordable cheaper than many universities. However, I highly suggest for students to apply for FASFA and scholarships!

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