Do you qualify for SNAP Benefits?
You will need to:
- Meet the income guidelines
- Be enrolled in a college training or undergraduate program that leads to employment, or meet other eligibility criteria
You do not need to meet the work requirements.
Tapping into all the resources you qualify for can make a big difference - SNAP (formerly known as Food Stamps) and STEP can help! By accessing these important benefits to support yourself or your family, you are not taking away resources from another student or family. The programs are designed to respond to meet the needs of all who qualify - anyone who is eligible will receive benefits.
SNAP eligibility has been expanded for college students! If you meet the income guidelines, you can qualify when you're enrolled in a college training or undergraduate program that leads to employment. (During an interview with a DHS worker, you will need to explain what job you intend to get when you complete your education pathway.) You no longer need to meet the work requirements to qualify for and maintain SNAP Benefits.
See more from Partners for a Hunger Free Oregon: SNAP for students.
Concerned about how SNAP could impact your immigration status? Know your rights and the facts! See Protecting Immigrant Families or Oregon Immigration Resource, or call the Oregon Law Center-Legal Aid Services of Oregon Public Benefits Hotline at 1-800-520-5292 for answers to your questions about public benefits and public charge.
If you are receiving SNAP, and completing your GED® tests, building your English skills, or pursuing a career focused program, the STEP program has added support and resources to help cover:
- tuition/fees not covered by financial aid
Taking advantage of all the resources and support available to you can increase your chances of completing college and starting a career that offers economic mobility for you, your family, and your community!
You can attend any info session or walk-in hours. You do not need to worry about attending the one at the campus you plan to attend. Our team supports all PCC campuses.
|Cascade||Thursdays, 12-1pm||Cascade Hall, Room 307|
|Rock Creek||Wednesdays, 11am-12 noon||Building 7, Room 107|
|Sylvania||Mondays, 10-11am||TCB, Room 214|
|Southeast||Mondays, 12-1pm||Mt. Tabor Hall, Room 125|
|Cascade||Mondays, 9-11:30am||Student Union Building, First Floor Info Desk||Ricci Elizabeth, Carolina Blanco|
|Thursdays, 9-12 noon|
|Rock Creek||Mondays, 9am-12 noon||Building 9, Room 102||Talina Villao|
|Sylvania||Tuesdays, 2-4pm||CC Building, Room 222||Heather Smith|
|Southeast||Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm||Mt. Tabor Hall, Room 106||Rotates|
DHS SNAP Navigator
DHS (Department of Human Services) will have SNAP Navigators on campus weekly. The SNAP Navigators can help answer questions about SNAP benefits, assist with and date stamp applications, expedite interviews, help resolve benefit issues, and connect students to other resources. Navigators are not able to determine eligibility or issue SNAP benefits.
|Cascade||Thursdays, 9am-12 noon||Student Union Building (at front desk)|
|Rock Creek||To be decided||To be decided|
|Sylvania||Tuesdays, 1-4pm||Upper CC Mall by Career Center (Any questions check into CC 222)|
|Southeast||Mondays, 9am-12 noon||Mt. Tabor Great Hall (Any questions check into Mt. Tabor 106)|
Email email@example.com to schedule an appointment.
Need more help?
- We have food pantries at every campus.
- You can also get connected with more resources at PCC - staff and student leaders in ASPCC, the Panther Pantries, Career Pathways, and the Resource Centers can help.
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