Work-Study Program

CalWORKs Students

Welcome to the new school year. We hope you enjoyed your summer. The CalWORKs Work-Study Program at LACC is one of the top three programs in California and we are looking forward to another successful year. Please see the application process below for the Work-Study Application Package. Our office has gone green, so please make your own copy of the application. Our office will not distribute hard copies.

Please note: Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. Any delays on your part (i.e., missing or unsigned documents, missed appointments or documents submitted after the deadline, etc.) will affect your eligibility to be considered.

Please read carefully through the following application process:

  1. Download the Work-Study Application Package.
  2. Students will submit ALL required application documents. No exceptions! The earlier you turn in your application, the greater chance you have to be accepted into the Work-Study Program.
  3. NOTE: Staff will not hold applications for any students. Students must make their own arrangements to get their application to the office on the deadline date in September.
  4. Students will submit applications to Student Services Building, 3rd Floor (CalWORKs Computer Lab).
  5. Everyone applying, whether a new student or a continuing student, must follow this process.
  6. Students must be in good standing with the CalWORKs office and the GAIN office.
  7. Students must possess at least a 2.0 grade point average (GPA).
  8. Students must have successfully completed at least 50 percent of classes attempted during the previous semester.
  9. Students must turn in a LACC Verification of Benefits Form. Please contact the CalWORKs department to confirm when form must be postmarked by.

The Work-Study Package includes:

  1. Checklist
  2. Work-Study Application
  3. Work-Study Contract
  4. Plan B
  5. Autobiography
  6. Form W-4
  7. Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification)
  8. Verification of Benefits

Additional Documents you must submit:

  1. CA ID or California Driver’s License
  2. Social Security Card
  3. Permanent Resident Card (if applicable)
  4. Updated Resume
  5. Class Schedule
  6. Unofficial Transcript

If you are eligible and within the range of our first come, first served policy, then you will receive an “Award Letter” in your school’s email sometime after late September. You will be invited to an orientation, which will be announced in the email.

Late applications will not be accepted. NO EXCEPTIONS. If you have any questions, please email the CalWORKs Work-Study staff:

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Office Hours and Location

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

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

Student Services Building, 3rd Floor


Phone: (323) 953-4000 ext. 2599