CalWORKs Benefits

Priority Registration


Students who meet the CalWORKs program requirements are able to obtain priority registration.

  • CalWORKs is now one of the first groups to register for classes
  • By having priority, students have more access to classes and control over their schedules
  • With priority registration CalWORKs students can easily maintain the goals they set for themselves and the goals the County has set forth in their 2-year individualized educational plans

Book & Supply Request

Students who meet the CalWORKs program requirements are able to submit requestsfor the following:

  • Textbooks
  • Fees
  • School Supplies
  • Tools
  • Clothing
  • Graduation Cap and Gown

CalWORKs Counseling

  • Student Educational Plan – guiding students through each semester by aiding in choosing classes
  • Transfers – counselors review certificates, graduation and transfer requirements
  • Study Skills
  • Time Management
  • Goal Setting
  • Self-Esteem
  • Referrals
  • Help decide on your major based on vocational assessment goals
  • Aid in career choices/changes based on vocational assessment goals


Work Study

Work Study provides students with several opportunities which include:

  • Work 20 hours per week without interrupting studies
  • Work a flexible schedule around class times
  • Work for money that does not count against a student's cash aid
  • Build skills for future jobs
  • Build a resumé while pursing a degree/certificate

CalWORKs Computer Lab

CalWORKs students have available a computer where they can do the following:

  • Study
  • Print assignments (up to 10 free prints each day!)
  • Fax documents
  • Copy documents


Last updated: February 29, 2016