WorkFirst is a program designed to help eligible Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) parents with their educational goals. You may be eligible if you are receiving cash assistance from DSHS. 

Students may enroll in High School completion, ESL, Basic Skills, or professional/technical certificates or degrees. 

Students are encouraged to apply for Federal Financial Aid to help pay for their classes. This process may make you eligible for a Federal PELL grant or state grants. Grants are funds you don't have to pay back as opposed to loans, which you do have to pay back.  WorkFirst students may receive financial assistance to cover tuition, fees, and books depending on funding availibility. 

For information on the WorkFirst program, call the WorkFirst Coordinator at (425) 576-5811.