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Bursar's Office

The Bursar's Office, sometimes referred to as the Cashier's Office, is a department responsible for accepting and processing all fees paid to College of the Desert.  In addition, the Bursar's Office processes tuition refunds, Financial Aid/Scholarship disbursements, Payroll distribution, and Parking Permits.  

We are now also accepting payments by Credit or Debit Card at our Indio Campus

Location: Cravens Student Services Center, 1st Floor
Hours: Monday - Thursday 9:00 to 4:30 
           Friday  9:00 to 2:00; closed Fridays in the summer
Phone: (760) 568-7510
Fax: (760) 568-7522


Payment Options

Fees are due in three days-count the day you enroll as the first day to prevent being dropped for non-payment.  Once the term begins fees are due immediately; do not rely on being dropped for non-payment once the term begins. 

Option 1)

Payments accepted 24 hours a day 365 days a year. 
Please  log into your @MyCod portal  and click onto WebAdvisor to pay fees with a Visa, MasterCard, or a debit card that has the Visa/MasterCard logo.  You will be able to print out a receipt immediately or anytime thereafter via the Web Advisor by selecting Registration statement under the Registration section in your WebAdvisor Student Menu.

Option 2)

During posted business hours students may pay by check or cash at the Bursar's window.

Option 3)

Mail your check, money order or cashier's check along with your student ID# to
College of the Desert
Bursar Services
43500 Monterey Avenue
Palm Desert, CA  92260
Funds must be drawn from a U.S. Bank in U.S. dollars.  


Government issued identification is required for all window monetary transactions.

Acceptable IDs include:

  • Passport
  • Drivers License
  • U.S. Military ID
  • Native American Tribal Photo ID
  • Permanent Resident Card
  • Border Crossing Card
  • Matricula Consular ID

1098-T Forms

The 1098-T form is used by eligible educational institutions to report information about their students to the IRS as required by the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997. To access your 1098-T form, go to and follow the instructions for first time students. 
1098-T Forms for Tax Year 2019 will be available on January 31, 2020.