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College Student Expanded SNAP Rules

Congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, which temporarily expands SNAP eligibility for students of higher education.

To be eligible under the expanded rules, a student must be:

  • Enrolled at an institution of higher education at least half-time as defined by the institution, AND
  • Eligible for a state or federal work study program, even if not enrolled, OR
  • Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $0 on their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the current academic year.

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