Struggling financially? Get help now! Savannah Technical College has a SNAP Outreach Specialist on staff to help you get the benefits you need. SNAP Eligibility screening application and re-certification assistance is available at Savannah, Effingham, Crossroads and Liberty Campuses.
What is SNAP?
As a low-income college student, you may be eligible SNAP. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program also known as the food stamp program, is a federally funded program that provides monthly benefits to low-income households to help purchase good food for good nutrition.
How do I qualify for SNAP benefits?
As a student, you must meet special qualifications for SNAP benefits. Your income and has to fall below the federal gross and net income limits.
- Your gross income the amount of money you make before any taxes or other deductions are subtracted from the total amount earned.
- Net income is the amount of your income that is left over after all deductions have been subtracted.
In addition to income guidelines, students who attend college at least half time must meet at least one of the following eligibility criteria:
- Work an average of 20 hours per week
- Be responsible for the care of a dependent household member under the age of 12 (further rules apply, depending on household situation).
- You are actively working in a state or federally funded work study program
Can I get SNAP if I live with roommates?
- Any individual(s) who lives together in a home, purchases, and prepares meals together is considered as one household.
- If you buy and prepare your meals separately from your roommates, you can apply for SNAP benefits for yourself.
- If you buy and prepare your meals with your roommates, you must apply with your roommates; and they must also meet all SNAP eligibility rules.
Can I get SNAP if I live with my parents?
- You are eligible for SNAP benefits if you are 22 or older and meet the eligibility requirements for SNAP benefits.
- Individual(s) under age 22 are included in the same household as their parents, even if they purchase and prepare meals separately.
How do I get the benefits I need?
- Contact your Savannah Tech SNAP representative for pre-screening, application or re-certification assistance
- Apply online at www.compass.ga.gov
To start the application process for SNAP, Medicaid, PeachCare for Kids, CAPS, etc., please complete this SNAP Screening Form to determine benefit eligibility for community resources.
SNAP Outreach Specialist: 912.443.4151