PA Department of Human Services

SNAP benefits now available to community college students

Posted on April 9, 2018

Starting March 2018, most low-income community college students can get SNAP benefits (food stamps).

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https://www.compass.state.pa.us/compass.web/Public/CMPHome

Until now, most students could only get SNAP if they are working 20 hours a week, receive work study, have young children, or have health problems.

Because of a new policy, now Pennsylvania’s community college students who are in programs that will improve their employability can also qualify for SNAP.

SNAP provides up to $192 a month in benefits to buy food at grocery stores. You can apply online. You will need to submit a form, completed by an official at your college.

More Resources:

What Colleges Need to Know About New SNAP Rules to Help Hungry Community College Students

https://clsphila.org/learn-about-issues/what-colleges-need-know-about-new-snap-rules-help-hungry-community-college


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