Need Help?

Email us at for guidance or help on any issue you may be experiencing. Or, visit us at the CalWORKs office (L-107) to get help in-person.

As a CalWORKs student, you have access to the following services:

  • Academic Counseling
  • Orientation
  • Priority Registration
  • Work-study opportunities
  • County (GAIN) paperwork assistance, book/ supply requests
  • Personal development workshops
  • Employment and career preparation
  • Educational goal progress monitoring
  • Advocacy and resource referral
  • Direct support (i.e. books, supplies & child care)

Book and Supply Requests

Ready to submit a Book/Supply Request? Review the procedures below to ensure you correctly complete the requet and are able to receive your books and supplies.

Book & Supply Request Procedure

  • Please complete ALL sections of the Book/Supply Request. Incomplete requests will be returned.

  • Books and supplies requested must be for courses that are on your Educational Plan and required to meet your educational goal.

  • Indicate the name of the book or type of supplies requested. “Book” or “Supplies” will not be accepted.

  • GAIN will give you $35 each semester to cover basic supplies including writing materials, paper, and binders, with no receipt necessary. During summer/winter terms, you will need to list your supplies individually.

  • Any extra supplies needed will need to be itemized separately and labeled correctly.

    Example: Backpack................................$25.00

  • Calculate your subtotal, taxes (9 %), and total.

  • Tax is not calculated on parking permits and fees.

  • GAIN requires we verify original receipts. Please bring originals, not photocopies.

  • Sign and date your form.


CalWORKs Work Study 

As a CalWORKs student, you may be eligible for one of our Work Study program.

Our program places students in part-time work-study positions throughout the campus. Work-Study also gives you the opportunity to enhance your job skills and gain valuable on-the-job training. Hours are often flexible, and the paychecks you make while working here will not affect your cash aid amount. If you're interested in a work study position, please contact the CalWORKs office.

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