WorkFirst is Washington's Temporary Assistance program for Needy Families (TANF). The Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) is the entry point for WorkFirst participants.

WorkFirst services include:

  • Tuition assistance
  • WorkFirst WorkStudy (Paid work experience — on or off campus. See advisor for details.)
  • Courses in essential life skills
  • Educational planning and advising

Do I qualify?

WorkFirst participants must be enrolled in one of the following programs:

How to Get Started

  1. Speak to your DSHS case manager about your interest in attending Seattle Central College.
  2. Call our front desk to make an appointment with our WorkFirst Advisor. Here are two links with more information: learn about the TANF program and apply for TANF.

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