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CalWORKs Work Study

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Work Study

CalWORKs Work Study Program provides part time jobs for students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses.

The program encourages on campus work related to the student’s course of study whenever possible. Our goal is to link education, work and training to improve the competitiveness within the workforce.


Student Testimonial Being the second in my entire family to attend college came with a surplus of questions. I have been a student at Mount San Antonio College for three years and have come to meet many barriers. The program has aided me through my many travails and supplied me with the resources to access funds for books, supplies, and most importantly to me, child care. CalWORKs and their staff has guided me to overcome the obstacles in a timely manner, which has kept me on track to transfer out to a university and reach my goals to become an English Professor. CalWORKs has not only helped me with my dream, they have helped me give the life my child is entailed to and deserves. There is never enough help for parents and I’m grateful to have been a part of a program that not only helps low income students, but parents who want to build their future. Lindsey Cardenas

Great Benefits

  • Specialized Training Professional Development
  • Leadership Skills & Opportunities
  • Exempt from CalWORKs Income Calculations
    Income earned through the Work Study Program does not reduce  a student's monthly grant of  cash aid or CalFresh
  • On Campus Employment
  • Employment hours count towards weekly WTW requirements
  • Build Resume

Program Requirements

1. Complete and select “Interested in Work Study” on the FAFSA application Students that did not check the “Interested in work study” box can correct it if the application has been submitted.
Complete FAFSA Application
3. Maintain a 2.0 GPA
4. Enrolled in at least 6 credit units
5. Complete all steps required by the Mt. SAC Financial Aid Office
6. Availability to work various hours

Work Study Frequently Asked Questions

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Danette Perkins (G-M)
CalWORKs Program Specialist
(909) 274-4626