Lower Columbia College | WorkFirst

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The WorkFirst Program

Contact Us

Toll Free 1.866.900.2311
Fax 360.442.2919
Admissions Center, Rm 144A
see Campus Map
Stefanee Bunn, Program Manager

Tara Starr, Program Coordinator

Shannon Wachob, Transition Specialist


WorkFirst is a Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) program designed to assist low-income families in achieving their educational and employment goals.

LCC partners with DSHS to offer education and training programs for families receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). Students cannot enroll in a transfer program while participating in the WorkFirst Program.

Types of Assistance

  • Tuition and fees
  • Textbooks
  • Case management support
  • Other assistance including support services may also be available through DSHS

TANF Work Study

Would you like to supplement your income with part-time work? You may be eligible for TANF Work Study if you are a WorkFirst student receiving a TANF grant. Let us help you find a position that uses your current skills and build new skills for your future career choice. Please contact Stefanee Bunn.

Reporting Participation

The WorkFirst office at Lower Columbia College reports WorkFirst student participation to the DSHS. New students must complete an attendance orientation as soon as they are referred to the college.

Local Partners

Disability Support

Our goal is to make all materials and services accessible. Please inform staff of accessibility barriers you encounter, and request accommodations that will make activities and information resources accessible to you.