CalWORKs Work Study
Our CalWORKs Work-Study Program provides CalWORKs students with on-campus work opportunities. This is an excellent opportunity for students to gain valuable, hands-on experience, while still participating in an educational training program.
What are the benefits of CalWORKs Work-Study?
Work-study income is exempt from the calculation of the CalWORKs cash aid grant, and the hours worked in a work-study job count toward the weekly CalWORKs participation requirement. Work study opportunities allow students to work up to 20 hours a week when classes are in session.
Also, employers receive 75% reimbursement of the student's wage from the CalWORKs Work-Study program. For students receiving Federal Work-Study, this allows a student's Federal Work-Study grant to receive minimal use. Essentially, this "stretches" the grant and, most times, it will last throughout the fiscal year, July 1 through June 30.
To be eligible for the CalWORKs Work-Study Program, a student must:
- Be a current SJDC CalWORKs Program participant
- Be enrolled at San Joaquin Delta College and be in good standing with the college
- Be receiving the adult portion of cash aid and provide proof of cash aid from the county (Passport to Services)
- Be participating in the county's Welfare-to-Work Program
- Be enrolled in a minimum of 6 units and maintain a 2.0 GPA or better, if being considered for work-study in the Fall or Spring semester. During the summer, enrollment is not necessary but a student must plan on attending in the Fall semester
- Pass the Department of Justice fingerprinting Livescan and complete a TB test through the SJDC Human Resources department process
- Obtain a work-study position on campus
- Meet with the CalWORKs Work-Study Coordinator to begin the CalWORKs Work-Study process
What is Federal Work-Study (FWS)?
Federal Work-Study (FWS) is one of several federal grants offered through Financial Aid & Veterans Services (FAVS). In order to be considered for FWS, students must apply for and be eligible to receive Federal Financial Aid. Federal Work-Study offers students the opportunity to earn money through part-time employment. Visit the FWS page for more information.
To remain eligible for the CalWORKs Work-Study Program, a student must:
- Submit proof of cash aid for each new semester
- Maintain the minimum 6 units during each Spring and Fall semester
- Maintain a 2.0 G.P.A. or better for each semester
- Meet with the CalWORKs Academic Advisor and CalWORKs Work-Study Coordinator each new semester
- Maintain contact with Work-Study Coordinator regarding the work-study position
Am I guaranteed CalWORKs Work-Study if I participate in the campus program?
Eligible students are offered work-study on a first-come, first-served basis, while funding lasts. Priority is given to current CalWORKs Work-Study students. A waiting list is generated for others who meet the requirements listed above and are interested in applying.