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The California Community Colleges CalWORKs Program is a state-funded program that assists current Cash Aid recipients in achieving long-term self-sufficiency through the attainment of higher education. At Barstow Community College, the CalWORKs Program aims to assist you with educational and career planning, as well as serving as a liaison to the county.

Services: Academic counseling, work-study opportunities, assistance meeting the 32/35 weekly hour requirement, career workshops, transportation assistance, food assistance, and school supplies.

Eligibility: Students must be a California resident, must receive CalWORKs cash aid for themselves, and be registered in 6 units or more.

Application Process: Students must complete the CalWORKs application and bring in a Memo to Service Provider or Welfare to Work Form with proof of cash aid from their county worker.


To apply for CalWORKs, please complete the Special Programs & Services Application, SPS Mutual Responsibility Contract, CalWORKs Contractual Agreement, and CalWORKs Release of Information.


CalWORKs Application Forms:

Special Programs & Services Application

CalWORKs Release of Information

Online Orientation:

SPS Combined Orientation

Important CalWORKs Forms:

Workshop Form

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