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FCJFS Student Support

FCJFS Student Support

Franklin County Job and Family Services

Ohio Works First (OWF) is a time-limited cash assistance program designed to help meet the financial needs of eligible families. OWF emphasizes employment, training, education and supportive services. Because OWF stresses personal responsibility, participants are required to sign a “Self-Sufficiency Contract.” This contract puts in writing the work activities and other obligations a participant must fulfill in order to receive cash assistance. The contract also outlines all supportive services the participant is scheduled to receive. All recipients of OWF cash benefits can also receive health care under the Medicaid program. Students at Columbus State who are enrolled in this program are required to submit paperwork regarding class attendance and completion. Participants of this particular program are eligible to receive bus passes (no other bus passes are available for distribution).

For more information and/or to make an appointment, please contact:

Christina Edwards
Program Facilitator at Columbus State Community College
Franklin County Department of Job and Family Services

On Campus: Aquinas Hall 116 - Advising Services

550 East Spring Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Off-Campus: 1721 Northland Park Ave.
Columbus, OH 43229

Office: (614) 233-2000
Fax: (614) 212-1801

Christina Edwards with Franklin County Department of Job and Family Services has normal business hours in Advising Services (AQ116). She will be on campus in her offices on the following dates from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. by walk in or by appointment (call (614)-212-1762):


Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Thursday, September 17, 2015

Thursday, October 1, 2015
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Monday, November 16, 2015
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Wednesday, December 16, 2015

 ***Christina will be available to assist students on the above referenced dates from 8:30am-4:00pm***