Students must meet the following criteria in order to be eligible for CalWORKs services.


  • The participant/student and at least one dependent must be currently receiving cash aid (CalWORKs/TANF) from the Department of Social Services (DSS). Student may be receiving cash aid and expecting a child or receiving cash aid with a child receiving SSI.
  • Enrolled or planning to enroll in Cuesta College classes for the current or following semester.
  • School as a component of your Welfare-to-Work (WTW) Plan, Self-Initiated Participant (SIP) Plan, or WTW Compliance Plan.
  • Cal-Learn participant attending college as part of your Cal-Learn activities.