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.)
- Educational planning and advising
Do I qualify?
WorkFirst participants must be enrolled in one of the following programs:
- Approved Professional or technical program (transfer degree programs are not eligible).
- English as a Second Language (ESL)
- Adult Basic Education (ABE)
- GED® preparation
- Must apply for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA)
How to Get Started
- Speak to your DSHS case manager about your interest in attending Seattle Central College.
- Call our front desk at 206.934.3854 to make an appointment with our WorkFirst Advisor.