Federal Work Study
Congratulations! You are eligible to participate in the Federal Work-Study Program (FWS).
The Federal Work Study program provides part-time employment for students who demonstrate financial need. Students begin work after an official agreement is on file with the Financial Aid Office and may not work more than 20 hours per week.
Students must be enrolled at least half-time (6 units or more) to be eligible to work under this program. Pay is currently $15.00 per hour for Fall 2022. Starting January 1st, pay will increase to $15.50.
**Students who are Disqualified due to substandard GPA and/or Pace Rate and have to file an Appeal are not eligible for Federal Work Study. If a student is awarded Federal Work Study and then is Disqualified, the student is then NO longer eligible for Federal Work Study. For example; eligible one term (Fall) and then is Disqualified for the following term (Spring).
**Read our Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy to understand how to stay in good standing with Financial Aid.
Cal Fresh (formerly known as Food Stamps) Essentially, it's a free debit card for groceries.
CalFresh is a California financial aid program that helps students buy food and eat healthier. It won't affect your existing financial aid and you don't need your parent's tax return information to apply. Students who are awarded Federal Work Study may also qualify for Cal Fresh.
- 2 in 5 students are eligible for CalFresh. The average eligible student gets $150 per month.
- In CalFresh, a household is a group of people who regularly buy and eat food together. The people in a household do not have to be related to each other. Households can be as small as one person, the same address can have more than one household, and you don't need to have a home to receive CalFresh.
For more information about CalFresh for students, visit: http://mycalfresh.org/students/
You can apply online or in person. Apply Online, visit: https://students.getcalfresh.org/
It takes just a couple of minutes to check your eligibility and apply. You'll get a call from CalFresh in a couple of days to verify your situation. If approved, you'll get money within 30 days.