Student Essential Support

Whether you are a new student or a returning student, you will find basic needs services, employment & education services and financial services supports available to ensure you are supported and successful during your educational journey.

Basic Needs Services

Access to students essential need supports such as food, housing, wellness, student parent resources, transportation and academic supports.




Student Parent Resources


Academic Supports


Employment and Education Services

Access to employment support which include Career Services, Student Employment, Handshake and Work Experience.  Additional educational supports provided by the Career Development Center offering career counseling, support for undecided students, preparation for jobs, internships, resumes, interviews and career exploration.

Career Services Office

  • We offer workshops (resumes, LinkedIn, etc.), one-on-one coaching, industry research/exploration, career panels, worksite tours, networking events, career fairs, informational interviews, mock interviews, job/internship placement. Everything you need to help you land your next job. 

Office of Student Employment 

  • If you need help paying for college or just want to work part-time on campus the Office of Student Employment has paid job opportunities with CCSF departments. Find a job in your academic area or just find something that works with your schedule


  • Handshake is CCSF’s employer engagement platform where you can network with employers and other students, explore the companies in your industry, and check out jobs and internships they post specifically for college students. 

Work Experience 

  • Work Experience courses help you earn credit for working or interning. 

Career Development Center 

  • Career Counseling Services 
  • ​​​​Counseling undecided students about educational majors or career paths  
  • Prepare you for job or internship planning
  • Resume and Interviewing counseling Job or Internship Search Assistance  
  • Career Exploration Online  

Business, Management , and Entrepreneurship 


Financial Services

Access to financial support such as financial aid, debt counseling, financial literacy, emergency funds, scholarship opportunities and legal consultation services.

Financial Aid Office 

  • FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application 
  • Debt Counseling 
  • Financial Literacy Resources 
  • Student Emergency Fund Application (SEFA) - One-time emergency funding (up to $500). It is a limited emergency grant. 

Scholarships Office

  • Full-time Incentive Grant (FTIG) - $500 (may be eligible up to four terms) Grant availability based on AB19 funding.

Legal Consultation 

  • City Dream Center
    • Immigration Legal Services  
    • Referrals to legal support services 

S.F. Human Services Agency

  • Free Tax Help