C.A.R.E. is a state funded
program with the combined efforts of Palomar Community College, the
Welfare Department and the Employment Development Department. Its
purpose is to provide educational opportunities and job experience for
persons currently receiving TANF/CalWORKS (Temporary Assistance for
Needy Families) who have been denied access to postsecondary education;
to provide necessary support for their academic success and retention;
to assist them in their pursuit of career and vocational goals; and
finally, to assure their removal from welfare roles.
C.A.R.E. has been ongoing at
Palomar College since 1984.
To qualify for C.A.R.E. a student must:
Be eligible for EOP&S
Be a single head of household student
currently receiving TANF/CalWORKS for themselves and/or their children.
Be at least 18 years of age
Have one child or more under
the age of fourteen
C.A.R.E. may Provide:
Counseling (Academic, Financial Aid,
Transfer, Career, and Personal)
Student Success Workshops
C.A.R.E. College Survival Kits
CARE STUDENTS Updates & News:
CARE students in good standing must complete the on-line CARE orientation
every semester in order for CARE services to be activated. Click here for
deadlines. Reminders are also sent to you by
email. If you missed this deadline, you must petition
and be approved before CARE services are activated.
CARE students must complete the application. Once the application is
processed, you will be instructed to schedule an appointment for the
New Student CARE
Workshops dates and times will be announced.
Spring 2014 CARE GRANT Eligibility
Second contact must be completed by April
10, 2014 with the CARE Counselor, Veronica Aguilera.
Must attend at least one CARE workshop.
Must complete the CARE On-Line
Orientation or New students must attend an in person orientation.
Must have financial un-met need (you must
apply for FAFSA).
Must be enrolled in
9 or more units and have a Director’s Waiver on file.