Helping students reach their educational goals through resource assistance, barrier removal, educational planning, and access to career services.

Through referral from the Department of Social and Health Services, the WorkFirst program supports parents receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). WorkFirst provides low-income families with stability and a path toward self-sufficiency. Participants receive additional guidance and aid while they are attending a vocational or basic skills program.


  • High School Equivalency Exam preparation.
  • High School completion through the High School+ (HS+) program.
  • English Language Learning (ELL) classes
  • Vocational education in full or part-time non-transfer degree or certificate programs and Continuing Education.

Washington State requires all parents receiving WorkFirst to participate in a work-like activity to receive their cash grant.

  Complete the Workforce Universal Application online

  • Fill out the online application and get help with related services.

  Get help with tuition, fees, books & support services

  • Already enrolled in WorkFirst? Fill out the online WorkFirst funding request.

Note: For help with books, please obtain a list of your required books and prices from the LCC Online Bookstore.

  Complete the application (PDF)

  • Print and bring your completed application to the WorkFirst office located in the Admissions Center.

  Complete la aplicaciĆ³n (PDF)

  • Traer su solicitud para el centro de carreras ubicado en el centro de admisiĆ³n.

Eligible Programs


as funding allows

WorkFirst Financial Aid for students who are ineligible for federal financial aid funding consisting of tuition, fees, and books.

High School Equivalency exam class and testing fees.

Career planning.

WorkFirst Work Study opportunities (paid employment).

Attendance and participation tracking for DSHS.

Contact the WorkFirst Program

Schedule an appointment to discuss WorkFirst by calling the front desk at (360) 442-2540. Office hours M-F 8 am - 5 pm. Campus closed on Fridays during summer session (July/Aug.)

  WorkFirst Front Desk

   (360) 442-2540

  Stefanee Bunn, Program Manager

   (360) 442-2541

  Julie Bohannon, Program Coordinator

  (360) 442-2545