How much does it cost to go to College of the Desert?
On this page you'll get a better understanding of what college costs you'll actually have to pay out of pocket, which can vary widely based on where you live and your income level.
Why is Net Price Important?
Few students will pay the full advertised sticker price of College of the Desert. The Net Price is an estimate of how much the average student actually pays to attend college for one year.
To calculate this number we take the total cost of attendance of College of the Desert including tuition, fees, room, board and other expenses. Then we subtract out the average amount of aid awarded per student.
Undergraduate Net Price Unknown
We wanted to talk about the net price for all undergraduates (not just freshmen), but that information was not available for College of the Desert.
Average Net Price for First Year Students
97% of freshman students paid in-state tuition. Of these in-state students, 95% received an average of $5,394 in grants and scholarships. This resulted in an average annual net price of $18,270 for off-campus students.
The following table explores the likelihood that you too will receive some common price-reducing aid, based on percentages.
|Net Price by Aid Group||On Campus||Off Campus||At Home|
|1,612 Total Freshmen|
|111 (7%) did not receive any grants or scholarships.||N/A||$30,944||$15,860|
|1,501 (93%) split a total of $8,066,374 for an average of $5,374 each||N/A||$25,570||$10,486|
|1,568 In-State Students|
|84 (5%) did not receive any grants or scholarships.||N/A||$23,664||$8,580|
|1,484 (95%) split a total of $8,004,696 for an average of $5,394 each||N/A||$18,270||$3,186|
The above refers to grants and scholarships from the college and/or the state, federal or local governments. Other sources of grant aid such as private scholarships are not included.
Net Price Based on Family Income Level
Family income can have a large impact on the amount of aid you receive, and thus, your net price.
The table below shows the average net price freshmen paid based on income level. Note that if the school offers in-state tuition, the lower in-state tuition has been used in the calculation.
|Net Price by Family Income Level||In-State Net Price|
The above table only includes the calculated net price for students that received some form of Title IV aid.
What is Title IV?
Freshmen Receiving Aid Net Price Trend
Over a period of two years, the average net price paid by all freshmen at College of the Desert has increased by an average of 18.3% per year.
Net Price at College of the Desert Compared to Average
An overall average net price of $18,290 puts College of the Desert on par with the national average of $19,790.
Financial Aid Packages Vary From Year to Year
Many schools offer more aid to first year students (freshmen) than they do to other undergraduates. Is that the case with this school?