SNAP/Food Stamps

SNAP/Food Stamps eligibility for students by BIG BLUE PANTRY
As a college student, you may be eligible for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), formerly known as food stamps. If you qualify for SNAP, you will receive a monthly allotment to help pay for groceries.

Students* 18-49 years old, enrolled at least half-time at a college, university, or other higher education institution diploma may be eligible by meeting one or more of the following

  • Work at least 20 hours per week
  • Take part in a State or federal work study program
  • Receive TANF or unemployment compensation
  • Take care of a dependent child under 6 years old (or under 12 years old without adequate child care)
  • Enrolled in an employment or training program
  • Have a disability that prevents you from working

*Students cannot be on a meal plan

Students 50 years and older, or 18-49 years old and enrolled less than half-time in an institution described above, maybe eligible if income falls below income guidelines…

Household Size Maximum Income Level (Per Year) Household Size Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $15,444 6 $42,354
2 $20,826 7 $47,749
3 $26,208 8 $53,157
4 $31,590 9+ $53,157 + $5,408 per additional person after eight
5 $36,972    

How to Apply for Food Stamps/SNAP