Financial Aid Amount Received
$3,543 (39.62% of tuition & fees)
Percent of Financial Aid Received
75% of 11,412 students

All Undergraduate Students Financial Aid

8,317 undergraduate students (75% of all students) have received grants, scholarships, and/or federal student loans at College of the Desert. The percentage of students who received financial aid much higher compared to Public, 2-4 Years Colleges in California.
Compare to similar schools in rankings such as American River College and Antelope Valley College, the percentage of students who received financial aid is much higher (the average of the schools is 58.10%).
The average amount of grants of scholarship aid is $3,543 and the average loan amount is $0. The average financial aid amount is 39.62% of tuition & fees based on out-of-state rate (tuition & fees: $8,943).

Undergraduate Financial Aid by Type

Number Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidTotal Amount of Aid ReceivedAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or scholarship aid8,317 75%$29,464,729$3,543
Pell Grants4,502 40%$16,779,276$3,727
Federal Students Loans0 0%$0$0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid Comparison Chart

First-time (full-time) Undergraduate Students Financial Aid

For the full-time, first-time undergraduate students (freshmen, in most cases), 1,267 students have received one or more types of financial aid at College of the Desert.
The average amount of federal, state, local or institutional grant aid is $5,569 and the average amount of student loans awarded to full-time first-time undergraduate students is $11,000.
The following table shows the financial data by type of aid at College of the Desert.

First-time Undergraduate Financial Aid by Type

Number Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidTotal Amount of Aid ReceivedAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid1,26791%--
Grant or scholarship aid1,267 91%$7,055,297$5,569
Federal Grants873 62%$4,219,726$4,834
Pell Grants873 62%$4,162,226$4,768
Other Federal Grants75 5%$57,500$767
State/Local Grants1,180 84%$2,701,681$2,290
Institutional Grants296 21%$133,890$452
Student Loans2 0%$22,000$11,000
Federal Student Loans0 0%$0$0
Other Student Loans2 0%$22,000$11,000

Financial Aid by Income Level

The following table summarizes the number of schools receiving financial aid and its average amount by income levels at College of the Desert.
Income Level# of Students# of Students Receiving AidTotal Amount of Aid ReceivedAverage Amount of Aid Received
All Income Level--$6,408,405$7,409
0 - $30,000561 561$4,346,356$7,748
$30,001 - $48,000214 214$1,645,103$7,687
$48,001 - $75,00086 86$406,324$4,725
$75,001 - $110,0004 4$10,622$2,656
$110,001 - more0 0$0$0

Paid Tuition Rates by Residency

At College of the Desert, for the first-time/full-time students, 1,353 students have paid in-state rate of tuition and 45 students have paid out-of-state tuition rate.
# of Students
In-District Rate0
In-State Rate1,353
Out-of-State Rate45
Un-known0

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