Helping You Meet Welfare-To-Work Requirements as Well as Providing a Variety of Support Services

CalWORKs is a program intended to help students meet their Welfare-To-Work requirements and prepare for permanent jobs in their chosen profession. We provide a variety of support services to help you successfully complete your dream of a college education, while also meeting your county CalWORKs requirements. We will advise you of your rights as a CalWORKs student so that you can continue your educational goals. Work-Study is exempt income that does not affect your TANF/CalWORKs grant. 

The program pays 50-75% of the CalWORKs student’s wages as an incentive for on and off campus employers to hire and train CalWORKs students.

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  • Academic, personal, and career counseling
  • Information and referrals to campus and community programs and services
  • Educational expense cards
  • Employment opportunities
  • Financial grants
  • Priority registration
  • Loaner laptops and calculators
  • Monthly attendance reports


To be eligible for the CalWORKs program, you must meet the following requirements.

  • Be a current TANF/CalWORKs recipient OR a former TANF/CalWORKs recipient who has been off cash aid less than two years
  • Be a current Sierra College student enrolled in at least one class
  • Be in good academic standing with 2.0 GPA or higher

Contact CalWORKs office

Rocklin Campus L 141

  • Phone: (916) 660-7367
  • Summer Hours
    M-Th: 9:00am - 4:00pm

    Virtual Services: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Nevada County Campus N1 208 B

  • Phone: (530) 274-5306
  • Summer Hours
    M-Th: 8:30am - 5:00pm