Food Security

College Students Are Eligible for SNAP

SNAP Eligibility Has Changed

During the Public Health Emergency (PHE), college students were able to take advantage of SNAP benefits.

During the pandemic, exemptions were offered to 

  • Students eligible to participate in state or federally funded work-study during the school year
  • Students who had an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $0

These exemptions made it easier for students to get SNAP, but now that the PHE is over there are new qualifications.

How Do I Know if I Qualify

You must be enrolled at least half-time in an institution of higher education. You may either be enrolled in a regular curriculum at a college or university, or in a business, technical, trade, or vocational school that normally requires a high school diploma or a General Education Degree.

What Do I Need to Qualify

Students must meet one of the following exemptions.

Students qualify if they:

As a Texas student, you should never have to choose between school and a meal.

Apply for SNAP!