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The Hartnell College CalWORKs Program serves County CalWORKs Cash Aid recipients who are enrolled at Hartnell College. The CalWORKs Office is located on the first floor of building B in room 130. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. For more information call (831) 755-6860.

California Work Opportunity and Responsibilit to Kids (CalWORKs) is a state funded program designed to provide academic support for CalWORKs participants to succeed in both their educational and employment goals. As a CalWORKs participant at Hartnell College, individuals join a supportive group that acts as a liaison between the student and their county of residence, as well as provide support services.

Steps to Apply:

  • Complete a Hartnell College Application for Admission​.
  • Complete the online Hartnell College CalWORKs Application.
  • Upload a current Verification of Benefits (VOB) and a CWES 120 Customer Appointment Referral Form (optional) to your online application or email your documents to 
  • Once your application materials have been reviewed and accepted, we can schedule you an appointment with our CalWORKs Counselor.


  • Must have at least one child or dependent under the age of 18.
  • Parent(s) and their child(ren) or dependent must be a current CalWORKs/TANF Cash Aid Recipient.
  • Student has, or is currently developing, a welfare-to-work (WTW) plan that refers them to the college for education and training, unless currently exempt.
  • Students must fulfill work participation requirements in order to remain eligible to receive services.


  • 1st Tier Priority Registration.
  • Assigned Counselor to develop an educational plan in accordance to the student's welfare-to-work plan.
  • ALL required course materials will be paid for by the county of residence through the county's Advanced Standard Payment process.
    • $500 will be given to full-time students and $250 will be given to part-time students.
    • Students are able to keep all funds from the Advanced Standard Payment.
    • If the cost of books and supplies cost more than the Advance Standard Payment you can request reimbursement. Please consult with your CalWORKs Employment Services (CWES) worker for more information.
  • On Campus CalWORKs Work Study employment opportunities that will not affect cash aid.
  • Student Success Workshops and events.
  • Calculator and Chromebook lending through the EOPS Lending Library.


*Continuing students must submit a current Verification of Benefits (VOB) every semester.  You may obtain a Verification of Benefits (VOB) from your CWES case worker.



Monday-Friday:  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Phone: (831) 755-6860

Fax: (831) 759-6040


Location: Building B-130