Good news! Most low-income community college students can get SNAP benefits (food stamps).
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 $250 a month in benefits to buy food at grocery stores. You can apply online at www.compass.state.pa.us. You will need to submit a form, completed by an official at your college.
SNAP for College Students Flyer
What Colleges Need to Know about new SNAP Rules to Help Hungry College Students
DHS Operations Memo on changes to SNAP eligibility for Community College Students