The CalWORKs program provides intensive instruction, counseling and support services
such as internships, job search, employment preparation opportunities, and childcare
assistance. Work experience/work-study opportunities for students currently receiving
TANF/CASH AID benefits are also offered. CalWORKs assists students in preparing for immediate and successful employment.


CalWORKs staff serves as a liaison between the college and the San Diego
County of Health and Human Services [HHSA] (Department of Social Services). 



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CalWORKs resource book (pdf) 2022

CalWORKs resource book (pdf) 2023




  • Priority registration

  • Tuition-free classes

  • Textbook costs covered

  • Transportation costs covered
  • Health fee waiver
  • Childcare costs covered
  • Campus & community resources
    (Basic needs - food, housing, mental health, etc.)
  • Academic, career and personal counseling
  • Advocacy on and off campus
  • Assistance with FAFSA application


Eligibility requirements include an applicant's citizenship, age, income, resources, assets and other factors.

  • The student parent must be receiving CASHAID or meet certain financial guidelines
  • Be interested in obtaining an education and enrolling in Grossmont College