About WorkFirst

About WorkFirst

Our program provides financial assistance to WorkFirst participants attending Olympic College while receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits. The primary services we offer include: 

  • Financial assistance towards tuition, fees, books, and support services
  • Work-Study: Combining learning and work
  • Educational advising related to Professional-Technical programs

Need Money for College?

Complete a short form to see if you qualify for grants for books, childcare, fees, program supplies, tuition, and Work-Study!

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Students are encouraged to meet with one of our transitions coordinators to discuss funding opportunities and educational planning. 

  • Bremerton Campus: Pauline Carlton, Transitions Coordinator
  • Shelton Campus: Dianna Peck, Transitions Coordinator
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  • Transitional Studies: Amanda Piesik, Adult Education Coordinator
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Eligibility & Program Info

  • Must be currently enrolled at Olympic College and be eligible for Professional-Technical or Transitional Studies programs. 
  • Receiving TANF benefits. 
  • Referred for education and training by DSHS or other WorkFirst partner agency.

Program Services & Staff