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COVID-19 Updates

Continuing Students

For Spring 2021, County Approved Eligibility (Verification of Benefits Form or Notice of Action) & Continuing Student Form are due January 1, 2021. (Please read Semester Eligibility for further county instructions.)
A Continuing Student Form must be turned in to the front desk along with your County Approved Eligibility Documentation
  • Los Angeles County
    • Verification of Benefits form can be directly printed from the D.P.S.S website.
    • Notice of Action sent to you by the county
    • Going to the county Eligibility office customer service line and requesting a printed and stamped copy of your Verification of Benefits form
  • Orange County
    • You must contact your county Case Worker to obtain a Verification of Benefits Form
  • Keep in mind that all forms, no matter the county, must be dated within the semester and display Cash-Aid not Cal Fresh, Transportation, or childcare
  • Please note: 
    • Summer eligibility MUST be dated between May and August
    • Fall eligibility MUST be dated between August and December
    • Spring eligibility MUST be dated between January and May 
 
 

COVID-19 UPDATE: VERY IMPORTANT PLEASE READ:Please attach the Verification of Benefits in PDF form (or image) along with the Continuing Student Form (attached in this email) and email it to Marina Rodriguez at mrodriguez@cerritos.edu

IF YOU ARE A LOS ANGELES COUNTY PARTICIPANT

Options:
1. Contact your GAIN service worker and “self-report”progress, and submit grades at a later time.
2. Attend CalWORKS Virtual Office Hours or
3. Email Marina Rodriguez at mrodriguez@cerritos.edu to schedule an online counseling appointment.

IF YOU ARE AN ORANGE COUNTY PARTICIPANT

Options:
1. Contact your caseworker and “self-report” progress, and submit grades at a later time.
2. Attend CalWORKS Virtual Office Hours or
3. Email Marina Rodriguez at mrodriguez@cerritos.edu to schedule an online counseling appointment.

*Please note that all forms will be mailed to you from your county case worker.

IF YOU ARE A LOS ANGELES COUNTY PARTICIPANT

Options:
1. Contact your GAIN service worker and "self-report" attendance.
2. Email the signed form (PDF/Photo) to Marina Rodriguez at mrodriguez@cerritos.edu 

IF YOU ARE AN ORANGE COUNTY PARTICIPANT

Options:
1. Contact your caseworker and “self-report” progress, and submit grades at a later time.
2. Attend CalWORKS Virtual Office Hours or
3. Email Marina Rodriguez at mrodriguez@cerritos.edu to schedule an online counseling appointment.

*Please note that all forms will be mailed to you from your county case worker. 

Option 1. Contact your GAIN service worker and request items "required" based on your class syllabus.
Option 2. Complete the Educational Materials Workshop over the phone 1-1 with Marina Rodriguez. To request an appointment please email Marina Rodriguez at mrodriguez@cerritos.edu
Option 3. Complete the Educational Material Request via email. Submit all paperwork via email to Marina Rodriguez at mrodriguez@cerritos.edu
 
For options 2 & 3.
You are required to submit:
1. Book(s) shopping list (cart-view for taxes and fees) - from the book store or wherever you will be purchasing them from.
2. School fees (for example, ASCC, Health, etc.) - from MyCerritos Fees Page
3. Your class syllabus (for all classes enrolled)
4. Special items specific to your course (for example, cosmetology kit, culinary kit, etc.)
5. Your class schedule - for the semester you are requesting - list view only no weekly view and MUST show you are enrolled, NOT waitlisted.

*Keep in mind, for basic supplies (pens, paper, folders, etc) the county does not pay the $60 allowance for summer, that is only given during the Fall and Spring semesters. For summer it requires an itemized receipt of all purchased items.

*If you need to request, a laptop, printer ink, web camera, etc. This requires a letter of support from a counselor and you need to have an over the phone appointment made with a counselor.

  • This form is due every Fall and Spring Semesters
    • Forms submitted with grades of C or below will be required to meet with a CalWORKs counselor 
    • Spring 2021 WIP Form is DUE in March 2021.
  • CalWORKs students can obtain a 30-day extension on student fees (CCSA, Health, Lab Fees, etc.) by completing a Student Appeal Form.
  • The CalWORKs office is trying to reduce paper waste. With that said, copies will no longer be automatically given to students, unless they request to have them. Copies can be requested by completing the "Other" option in the Student Appeal Form.
  • If you are required by your county worker to re-submit paperwork, email your pay-stubs, ancillary request, and or email class schedules. You can request a staff member to email all paperwork directly to your case worker by completing the "Other" option in the Student Appeal Form, and specifying what you are submitting and who your worker is.
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