Eat Better, Live Healthy, Learn More
Services We Provide:
- Pre-screening for eligibility for federally-sponsored programs
- Application submission
- Renewal assistance
What is SNAP?
As a low-income college student, you may be SNAP eligible. 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. Other programs that you may be eligible for include Medicaid, Peachcare for Kids, and Childcare and Parent Services (CAPS), etc.
How do I qualify for SNAP benefits?
As a student, you must meet special qualifications for SNAP benefits. Your income has to fall below the federal gross and net income limits.
- Your gross income is 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).
- Work in a state or federally funded work study program at STC
Can I get SNAP if I live with roommate(s)/ parent(s)?
- Roommates/Parents: All individuals who live together in a home and purchase and prepare meals together are considered as one household. If you buy and prepare your meals separately from your roommate(s)/ parent(s), you can apply for SNAP benefits for yourself. If you buy and prepare your meals with your roommate(s)/parent(s), you must apply with your roommate(s)/parent(s); and they must also meet all SNAP eligibility rules.
- Parent(s) Only: You are eligible for SNAP benefits if you are 22 or older and meet the eligibility requirements for SNAP benefits. Individuals under age 22 are
included in the same household as their parent(s), even if they purchase and prepare meals separately.
How do I get the benefits I need?
Please complete the online Eligibility Screening Form or download the down a paper copy. to determine benefit eligibility for community resources to include SNAP (pre-screening, application submission, or renewal assistance), Medicaid, PeachCare for Kids, CAPS, etc.
Once your pre-screening application has been processed, the SNAP Outreach Specialist will contact you to schedule an appointment to discuss your eligibility and options for these added benefits that will help you reach your educational and financial goals to obtain overall success.
Contact the SNAP Outreach Specialist:
912.443.4151 or firstname.lastname@example.org