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- What does CalWORKs stand for & how do I find out if I qualify?
- How do I enroll at Ventura College?
- Can CalWORKs help with college costs?
- I have a referral from my county employment specialist, what do I do next?
- How do I acquire verification on my monthly attendance log?
- I've never been to college. I'm nervous.
- Can VC CalWORKs access my county information?
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.
To find out if you qualify you must apply through the Ventura County Human Services Agency via their website or call 1-866-904-9362
2. How do I enroll at Ventura College?
You will want to begin by submitting your application for admission to Ventura College, which is available online via our Ventura College website.
The County CalWORKs program assists with supportive services for students they refer to education.
To seek eligibility through Ventura College you will need to apply for financial aid and see if you are eligible for the California College Promise Grant (formerly known as the BOG Fee Waiver). For more information you ,may call the Financial Aid office (805) 289-6369 or visit their website.
Once our office receives the referral, we will call you to schedule an appointment with our counselor.
You will want to ensure you understand the expectations of your Employment Specialist regarding your participation requirements.
If you are submitting your monthly attendance log late you must communicate with your county employment specialist. The monthly attendance log is a county document. Our office does not have access to verify class attendance & study time, it is the responsibility of the student to submit this document to their county employment specialist.
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.
No, our office is a Ventura College program and our staff are Ventura College employees. We provide academic counseling specifically to CalWORKs students referred to us for education from the county of Ventura. Eligibility for CalWORKs and any other county requirements must be discussed with the county employment specialist.
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