CalWORKs Work-Study Program

The CalWORKs work-study program is a subsidized funded program designed to place CalWORKs students on an on-campus or off-campus employment. The goals of the work-study program are to assist eligible CalWORKs students gain valuable experience that will lead to long-term, meaningful employment and allow them to achieve economic self-sufficiency after graduation.

We are currently finalizing our work-study application
for the 2023-2024 academic year


To be eligible, students must meet the requirements outlined below:

  • Must be a GAIN participant and cash-aid recipient for yourself and at least one child
  • Must be eligible to receive cash-aid for the duration of the semester or academic year
  • Registered in at least 6 units approved by a CalWORKs counselor
  • Class schedule must match the CalWORKs approved comprehensive student education plan (SEP), which is aligned with GAIN's approved major
  • Must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA or higher

When submitting a work-study application, students must include the following documents:

  • Verification of benefits from GAIN service worker 
  • Resume
  • Class schedule
  • Comprehensive student educational plan (SEP)
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