We have three locations to serve you:
Rancho Cucamonga Campus
5885 Haven Avenue
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91737
Chino Technology Center
13170 Seventh Street
Chino, CA 91710
16855 Merrill Avenue
FNLC - 127
Fontana, CA 92335
For appointments please call
What Is CalWORKs?
CalWORKs is a program developed to support students who receive public assistance (cash aid) while they are attending Chaffey College. We will assist you in identifying and achieving your educational and career goals. Click here for a CalWORKS brochure.
Services That Are Available To You:
- Individualized Student Education Plan
- Early Registration
- Career Counseling
- Job Referrals/Placement/Work Study
- Cooperative Education Units for your job or internship
- Financial Aid Information
- Support Groups and Workshops
- Student Success Strategies and Support
- Resume Assistance
- Internet-Based Job Search
- Career Assessments
- Advocacy for your continued education and success
- CalWORKs Peer Advising
How Do I Qualify?
- Receive CalWORKs/TANF benefits (cash aid) for yourself
- Be in an approved program referenced in your Welfare-to-Work contract. See Chaffey College CalWORKs for a list of county approved programs.
- Submit a WTW Plan each semester
- Meet with a CalWORKs counselor each semester
- Maintain satisfactory academic progress
STEPS TO BECOMING A CalWORKs STUDENT:
1. SUBMIT A FREE APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION
Submit your application online through the Chaffey College website at www.chaffey.edu. Don’t have access to the internet? No problem. Visit the Rancho Cucamonga campus or an off-site campus in Chino or Fontana. For more information on Admissions, please call (909) 652-6600 or visit www.chaffey.edu/admissions.
2. APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID
Bring your most recent Cash Aid Notice of Action (N.O.A.) dated within the last 30 days to Financial Aid to apply for a fee waiver. You may be eligible for other types of free aid including grants, work study, and scholarships. Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Make sure to include the Chaffey College school code (001163). For further information on financial aid, please call (909) 652-6199 or visit www.chaffey.edu/finaid/.
3. COMPLETE ASSESSMENT, ORIENTATION AND COUNSELING
Assessment testing is by appointment only and is available at all Chaffey locations. For further information on assessment testing, please call (909) 652-6200. Testing in the areas of reading, writing and mathematics allows counselors to help you develop an individualized student education plan (SEP.)
4. SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT WITH A CalWORKs COUNSELOR
Please call Chaffey College CalWORKs Program and make an appointment with a CalWORKs counselor at (909) 652-6049.
5. REGISTER FOR CLASSES
As a CalWORKs student in good standing, you qualify for early registration. Register online through the ChaffeyVIEW system, or in person at the Chaffey Rancho Cucamonga campus or at centers located in Chino or Fontana.
6. GET YOUR BOOKS APPROVED FOR PURCHASE
The county will pay for required textbooks for classes that are on your educational plan in accordance with your Welfare-to-Work Plan. See your Chaffey College CalWORKs counselor for an Ancillary Book Request.
7. ATTEND FIRST CLASS MEETING
Students not attending the first class meeting may be dropped by the instructor.
What Are My Responsibilities?
These are your steps to success, and we are here to help you accomplish them:
- Make an appointment with a Chaffey College CalWORKs counselor 2-3 weeks before every semester
- Attend at least one mid-term appointment with your CalWORKs counselor to review your progress
- Complete an individualized educational plan with a Chaffey College CalWORKs counselor
- Participate in a CalWORKs orientation
- Maintain a total of 20/32/35 hours of academic and/or other approved activities
- Notify your CalWORKs counselor before you make any changes in your classes or approved activities
- Maintain satisfactory grades
- Provide a copy of your WTW Plan
We Are Committed to:
- Assisting you in succeeding in your goals
- Identifying and validating your career options
- Helping you provide a better life for you and your children
- Keeping you informed of new laws regarding CalWORKs
- Securing county resources for your WTW activities
- Assisting you in obtaining quality employment at self-sustaining wages
- Helping you succeed in your educational and career goals