Frequently Asked Questions

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  1. What does CalWORKs stand for?
  2. How does someone find out if he or she qualifies for CalWORKs?
  3. Can CalWORKs help with college costs?
  4. What if I need extra money while I'm going to school?
  5. What if I want to go to college, but I don't know what I want to study?
  6. I've never been to college. I'm nervous.
  7. How do I enroll at Ventura College?

1.   What does CalWORKs stand for?

CalWORKs stands for California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids Act. A part of the Federal TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families) program, providing an array of high-quality support services that enable students to complete their educational goals finding meaningful employment and successfully transitioning into the workforce.

 


2.    How does someone find out if he or she qualifies for CalWORKs?

There are several Intakes and Eligibility Offices located throughout Ventura County.

CalWORKs - County of Ventura


3.   Can CalWORKs help with college costs?

You will want to apply for financial aid and see if you are eligible for the BOG Fee Waiver. For more information visit or call the Financial Aid office  (805) 289-6369​


4.  What if I need extra money while I'm going to school?

You will want to apply for financial aid and see if you are eligible for the BOG Fee Waiver. For more information visit or call the Financial Aid office  (805) 289-6369

 


5.  What if I want to go to college, but I don't know what I want to study?

You will want to ensure you understand the expectations from your Employment Specialist regarding your participation requirements. Your program of study is usually discussed with the county and often designated on your referral form. Your CalWORKs Counselor/Coordinator will work with you in helping you with your program of study as well as exploring opportunities for the completion of a certificate, Associate degree, or transfer path. 

 


6.  I've never been to college. I'm nervous.

There are several support services available for you at Ventura College. Your CalWORKs Counselor/Coordinator will work with you in referring you to the appropriate resources and will provide step-by-step guidance as you embark on your educational journey. 

 


7.  How do I enroll at Ventura College?

You will want to begin by submitting your application for admission to Ventura College. During your appointment, your CalWORKs Counselor/Coordinator will provide step-by-step guidance to help you in your enrollment process. 

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