The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) offers food benefits to eligible, low-income individuals and families. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the largest federal nutrition assistance program. SNAP provides benefits to eligible low-income individuals and families via an Electronic Benefits Transfer card. This card can be used like a debit card to purchase eligible food in authorized retail food stores.
Students who are between the ages of 18 to 49 who attend higher education at least half time must meet additional special criteria to be eligible for SNAP. If you are in this age group and attending higher education then you must meet one of the following criteria to be an eligible student:
Income: If you meet one of the criteria above and your monthly income is below the income limits, you may be eligible.
I have a meal plan at school, but it doesn’t cover all of my meals, would I be eligible for food benefits?
No, if you are receiving any kind of a meal plan from your school, whether you choose to use it or not, you are not eligible to receive food benefits.
I am on break from school right now, am I still considered a student?
If your break is during a normal school break such as spring break or summer break, you are still considered a student and must meet special criteria.