All Undergraduate Students Financial Aid

8,519 undergraduate students (78% 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 59.90%).
The average amount of grants of scholarship aid is $4,093 and the average loan amount is $4,667. The average financial aid amount is 45.63% of tuition & fees based on out-of-state rate (tuition & fees: $8,970).

Undergraduate Financial Aid by Type

Number Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidTotal Amount of Aid ReceivedAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or scholarship aid8,519 78%$34,866,329$4,093
Pell Grants3,499 32%$13,636,632$3,897
Federal Students Loans3 0%$14,000$4,667

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), 1,227 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 $5,621 and the average amount of student loans awarded to full-time first-time undergraduate students is $0.
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 Aid1,22795%--
Grant or scholarship aid1,227 95%$6,897,317$5,621
Federal Grants1,039 81%$4,560,922$4,390
Pell Grants622 48%$3,111,499$5,002
Other Federal Grants912 71%$1,449,423$1,589
State/Local Grants1,047 81%$2,162,983$2,066
Institutional Grants612 48%$173,412$283
Student Loans0 0%$0$0
Federal Student Loans0 0%$0$0
Other Student Loans0 0%$0$0

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--$4,830,916$7,830
0 - $30,000379 379$3,211,653$8,474
$30,001 - $48,000146 146$1,163,341$7,968
$48,001 - $75,00084 84$427,970$5,095
$75,001 - $110,0007 7$26,800$3,829
$110,001 - more1 1$1,152$1,152

Paid Tuition Rates by Residency

At College of the Desert, for the first-time/full-time students, 1,266 students have paid in-state rate of tuition and 22 students have paid out-of-state tuition rate.
# of Students
In-District Rate0
In-State Rate1,266
Out-of-State Rate22
Un-known0

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