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Mendocino College is a California Community College with a program serving CalWORKs students and their families by providing educational and career opportunities combined with an array of high-quality support services that enable students to complete their educational goals, find meaningful employment, and successfully transition into the workforce.  Through collaboration and advocacy with our college and community partners, we prepare a segment of California’s workforce by promoting the economic self-sufficiency of CalWORKs students through the attainment of a higher education.  

The Mendocino College CalWORKs Program is Your Resource for Information and Referrals Regarding CalWORKs


Eligibility and contact information:

The CalWORKs office is located in the Financial Aid Office, Room 1130.  Students or those interested in attending Mendocino College who are currently receiving CalWORKs cash aid benefits from the county should call to make an appointment with the Mendocino College CalWORKs Specialist 707-468-3114, to discuss your CalWORKs approvable education options before registering for classes.

Benefits of seeing the CalWORKs Specialist before enrollment:

The benefits of seeing the CalWORKs Specialist before enrollment include advocacy regarding your CalWORKs rights.  Advisement and advocacy to get your educational goals supported by the county CalWORKs office, so that they will buy your required books, educational supplies, pay for child care while you’re attending classes and provide transportation reimbursement to and from classes and child care.  The CalWORKs Specialist will also explain what college resources are available to you and assist you to complete the necessary applications for enrollment, financial aid and fee waivers.  

Exempt from Welfare to Work Participation:

Persons who are medically exempt or who have a child under 1 year old or two children under 6 years old, who have been told by the County CalWORKs department that they are exempt from welfare to work participation and don’t qualify for CalWORKs supported education may be able to receive assistance with child care and books through the Mendocino College CalWORKs program, as funds permit.

Work Study:

Students who have completed at least one semester of 6-9 units with all passing grades and no withdrawals may be qualified for CalWORKs Work Study. 


Helpful Links:

Mendocino County
Health and Human Services Agency - Social Services Branch

Study Guides and Strategies 





Created: May 01, 2008 @ 04:39 PM
Last Modified: August 27, 2014 @ 02:36 PM


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