Services & Benefits

The California Work Opportunities and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) Program provides educational assistance to Mt. SAC students who receive cash aid through TANF. The program assists students in entering the workforce at the highest level possible, and in developing a personal career ladder leading to increased self-sufficiency and individual growth.  CalWORKs services and benefits helps student-parents to achieve their goals.


      • Priority Registration


        • 2.0 GPA
        • Good Standing
        • Under 100 Units
      • Ancillary


        • Payment for books, supplies and fees
        • Requires appointment with Specialist
      • Attendance


        • Monthly Attendance Form submitted at the end of the month as a drop off
      • Advocacy


        • Community Referrals
        • Legal aid
        • Housing
      •  Workshops


        • Offered Fall and Spring Semesters
        • Additional support for student parents
      • Childcare


        • Training Verification Form
        • Requires appointment with Specialist
      • Progress Report


        • County Document to verify academic progress
        • Requires appointment with Counselor
      • Tutoring


      •  Computers


        • Available for use during office hours
        • Homework
        • Accessing Mt. SAC portal
      •  Fax/Email/Copy


        • Case related documents emailed/faxed to County Worker


Two counselors


Specialized Counseling Services

  • Specialized Counseling Services
  • Student Educational Plan
  • Academic, Career and Personal
  • Progress Reports
Three program specialists

Program Specialists

Specialized Case Management Services

  • County Contract
  • Hourly Plan
  • Ancillary
  • Advocacy
  • Work Study



Proof of Aid Due Dates

  • Fall

    August 1


    December 1

  • Spring

    February 1


    June 1


Proof of Aid Requirements

You must provide a current Proof of Aid to schedule an appointment with your Specialist and Counselor.

Welfare-to-Work Requirements

  • Child under age 6

    20 Hours

  • Child over age 6

    30 Hours

  • Two Parent household

    35 Hours

    • Self-Initiated SIP
      • Applied to school before meeting with WtW worker
      • Can choose your own major as long as it leads to employment
      • Unsupervised Study Time
    • Vocational Training VOC
      • Not enrolled in school before meeting with WtW worker
      • Completed Job Club and Vocational Assessment
      • Unsupervised Study Time
    • Exempt
      • Receiving CalWORKs but are not participating in WtW
      • Pregnant or have a child under 2
      • Must volunteer to access services