College Students Are Eligible for SNAP

How to know if you qualify for SNAP

If you are a student enrolled at least half-time in a higher education institution (college, university, trade/technical school) and meet one of the following criteria, you may receive SNAP benefits if you meet all other SNAP eligibility criteria:

  • A student who is eligible to participate in state- or federally-funded work-study during the school year
  • A student who has an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $0 in the current academic year (any student who receives the maximum Pell Grant has an EFC of $0).

These temporary extensions will expire 30 days after the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) ends. The PHE has been extended through mid-January. An updated version of this information will be made available with the most current exemptions.

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