How Much of College of the Desert's Tuition Will the G.I. Bill® Cover?
How much will you pay to attend College of the Desert? Below you can review how much of your expenses at College of the Desert the GI Bill® will cover.
Isn't G.I. Bill® Coverage All the Same?
Did you know that G.I. Bill® funding has a cap? Below you'll find out if the entire cost of attendance at College of the Desert is covered. This data varies for each school so be sure to check out G.I. Bill® information for each school you're interested in!
Veterans Typically Attend College of the Desert for no More Than $2,950
If you qualify for full benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill® we estimate that your yearly out of pocket cost to attend College of the Desert should not be more than $2,950.
|Veteran Sticker Price||$23,685|
|Guaranteed Post-9/11 Benefits||$20,735|
|Total Out Of Pocket||$2,950|
Tuition Fully Covered by GI Bill® Benefits
If you qualify for full benefits, the tuition and fees charged by College of the Desert will be fully covered. You will not need to rely on a Yellow Ribbon award or institutional aid to cover these costs.
|Veteran Tuition And Fees||$1,383|
|Guaranteed Post-9/11 Benefit*||$1,383|
|Total In Your Pocket||-$0|
|*Note: The tuition benefit is capped at the lessor of the actual tuition charged to you or $20,235.|
Yellow Ribbon Participation Could Not Be Determined
Unfortunately, it looks like College of the Desert does not participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program. If you have tuition and fees charges that are not covered by your Post-9/11 benefits, you will have to pay some tuition out of pocket unless you qualify for other financial aid.
Questions to Ask the Admissions Department
- Which programs and majors (if any) participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program and how do I apply?
Per Credit Fees and the Active Duty Tuition Assistance Cap
With a per credit charge for in-state students of $46, College of the Desert falls below the tuition assistance cap of $250 for active duty personnel.
|Below Cap for State Residents?||$46 per credit|
|Below Cap for Non Residents (Out of State)?||$259 per credit|
Your Living Expenses May Not Be Fully Covered
After applying eight months of your assumed MHA against what College of the Desert thinks your living expenses should be, we see a potential shortfall of $2,870. It is possible that your actual living expenses will be covered if you live more frugally than what the college expects.
|Off Campus Living Expenses||$21,222|
|Total Out Of Pocket||$2,870|
Your Books and Supplies are Not Fully Covered
Your book stipend of $1000 will not cover what College of the Desert estimates your expenses to be ($1,080).
|Total Out Of Pocket||$80|