Thanks to a federal grant, College of the Desert students will be paid up to $100 per unit for spring 2022 classes, the college announced today.
Under the grant from the U.S. Department of Education, students will be paid regardless of classes being credit or noncredit, college officials said. The grant is aimed at getting people back to school amid the disruptive COVID-19 pandemic. No application is required to receive the funds.
According to the college, students taking up to 18 credit course units would earn $1,800 for the semester, more than double the per-unit cost of $46.
"This grant allows College of the Desert to make education much more affordable for the spring term," College Superintendent Martha Garcia said in a statement. "The college is thankful to help our students and potential
students who had to forgo their education because of the pandemic, and provide them with funds to pay for books, tuition, living expenses, and other necessities."
Students enrolled in the Partnership and Community Education program, known as PaCE, are not eligible for grant money through the program.
Students must enroll by March 15 to qualify. Interested students are asked to contact Enrollment Services at 760-
Tonight at 5 & 6 p.m., News Channel 3's Jennifer Franco will take a look at the latest on College of the Desert's planned Palm Springs expansion and why the city's mayor and residents are concerned over delays.