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CALWORKS


Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. AB 540 students are eligible to apply for CalWORKs.

Yes. You are still enrolled in CalWORKs. However, if you are considering dropping a course, then we highly recommend that you speak to a CalWORKs counselor before you do.

We do have an on-time policy for appointments. If a student is late 10 minutes, then he/she will not be seen by the counselor.

Yes. Most college loans, grants, and work-study are “excluded income.” That means your cash aid should not be reduced because you receive financial aid.

Yes. On-campus supervised study lab hours do count toward your weekly activity requirements. Your college CalWORKs counselor will inform you how many study hours are allowed, which depends on your class schedule.

Yes. The County must count work-study toward either a SIP’s or Vocational Training Referral student’s 32 hours. If your County case manager has informed you that work-study doesn’t count, please inform your college CalWORKs counselor immediately.

No. As long as the money that you earn is from CalWORKs Work-Study funds or Federal Work-Study funds, it does not count against your cash aid or food stamps.

If you have been diagnosed with a verifiable disability, the additional time you need counts toward your 32 hours. These hours may also count toward the 20 core-hour requirement.

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Office Hours and Location

In-Person:
Mondays to Thursdays: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Fridays 8:00AM - 2:00PM
Saturdays to Sundays: Closed

Online:
Mondays to Thursdays: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Fridays 8:00AM - 2:00PM
Saturdays to Sundays: Closed

Student Services Building, 3rd Floor

Contact

Phone: (323) 953-4000 ext. 2599