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Phone: (818) 947-2976
Fax: (818) 947-2975
Location: Bungalow 14

Hours *
Mon 8:30am - 4:00pm
Tues 8:30am - 4:00pm
Wed 8:30am - 4:00pm
Thur 8:30am - 4:00pm
Fri 8:30am - 12:00pm

* Hours subject to change without notice.




Current Students

CalWORKs Staff

Ellie Rabani, Director
Alicen Vera, Coordinator
Kristine Aslanyan, Counselor
Liliana Fanelli, Counselor
Paz Neri, Case Manager
Anna Gevorgian, CGCA
Additional Staff



REMINDER!! Due to the high volume of documents and limited staff, all forms take at least 5 to 10 business days to process. Book requests may take longer to process, especially during the rush period. Submit your forms as soon as you get them from your GAIN Service Worker or CCRC.


 â–ºChecklist for students:

  • Student Educational Plan - In order for CalWORKs students to be eligible for PRIORITY REGISTRATION, all CalWORKs students must have a Student Educational Plan on file. Schedule an appointment with a Counselor to develop your educational plan!
  • Verification of Eligibility - Provide the CalWORKs office with a "Verification of Benefits" or a "Notice of Action" letter indicating your eligibility for cash aid benefits dated at least two weeks before the start of the next semester or two weeks after the semester begins. You may also print your "Verification of Benefits" by accessing LA DPSS self-service website Your Benefits NOW (YBN). To view a video tutorial of this website, click HERE.  
  • Process your Textbook Request Worksheet [PDF: 249KB] early in the semester.  This worksheet is available in our office or by Clicking HERE [PDF: 249KB].  Attach all necessary documents such as "verification of benefits", course syllabus, educational plan, etc...  Turn this worksheet to our office and allow 7-14 business days for processing.  Visit to find required textbooks for your courses.
  • Sign and indicate your student ID # on all forms. Monthly Activity Report (GN6365), Progress Report (GN6070), and Training Verification (GN6006, 6005A, STA-20).  Please allow at least 5 to 10 business days for processing.
  • Watch this short video on how to complete a Monthly Activity Report (GN6365) Click HERE
  • Attend CalWORKs Workshops. We are offering informative workshops for CalWORKs students. Students must attend at least two workshops within the semester to maintain eligibility for CalWORKs supportive services. CLICK HERE for a list of Spring 2017 CalWORKs Workshops.
  • Complete a survey. In order for us to adapt our program to meet your needs, please complete our Survey by CLICKING HERE. Fill in the information and email to . You could also print, complete, and submit to our office. 
  • CalWORKs Work-Study Requirements. Applications will be available in the Summer. In order to be eligible to apply for CalWORKs Work-Study positions, the following must apply:
    • Attend two May 2017 CalWORKs Workshops. CLICK HERE for the schedule.
    • Active CalWORKs participant in good standing
    • Completion of Spring 2017 courses with GPA 2.5 or greater
    • Have a Student Educational Plan on file with CalWORKs office
    • LAVC is home school and not receiving Financial Aid Work-Stuy
    • Successfully completed English 21/ESL 361 or placement into English 28/ESL 262 or higher
    • Enrolled in six or more units in required courses towards component
    • Maintain overall GPA of 2.5 at all times 

APPLY NOW FOR CALWORKS WORK-STUDY  (APPLICATION PERIOD 7/10/17 - 7/21/17)                        IMPORTANT !  Make sure you verify if you meet the following requirements before submitting this application.  Applications that do not meet these requirements will automatically be disqualified.  Actively receiving cash aid for yourself, participating in good standing with DPSS CalWORKs/GAIN Program, completed DPSS Vocational Assessment, and have an open Vocational Education/SIP/JST component. REM/ESL Components are not accepted at this time.  Completed at least one academic semester at LAVC and have a GPA of at least 2.5 before applying for CalWORKs Work-Study at LAVC. Have a Student Educational Plan (developed with Academic Counselor) on file with CalWORKs. LAVC is home school and not receiving Financial Aid Work-Study.  Successfully completed English 21/ESL 361 or assess into English 28 /ESL 362 or higher. Enrolled in at least 6 qualifying units on Student Educational Plan (SEP) each semester. Maintain overall GPA of 2.5 at all times. Attended at least two qualifying CalWORKs assigned workshops during the Spring 2017 semester.       2017-2018-CalWORKS-Workstudy-Application Submit this form with your current VOB for July 2017 and your RESUME. Email to; APPLICATION DEADLINE IS 7/22/17. Applicants will be notified by EMAIL to attend CalWORKs Work-Study meeting. After submitting your application, please wait for further instructions.


Don't get stuck with tuition fees, ALL STUDENTS MUST PROCESS BOG FEE WAIVER OR FAFSA.

GO TO THE FINANCIAL AID OFFICE (Student Services, 1st Floor) or visit their website at for more information.

  • BOG (Board of Governors) Fee Waiver - an application to have your enrollment fees waived.                  Click HERE [PDF: 53KB] to obtain the 2016-2017 BOG Application.
  •  FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Get your applications in annually by March 2nd.  See the Financial Aid office for more details!!! Apply for FAFSA by Clicking HERE.


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