Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Food insecurity and hunger can affect anyone.
To support students who need help with accessing healthy food, we are reaching out to share information about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
Under federal law, college students between the ages of 18 and 49 who are attending an institution of higher education at least half-time may be eligible to receive food assistance through SNAP benefits, if they meet certain criteria.
One criteria is participation in a program of career and technical education as defined under the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006. (See: 7 CFR 273.5) These programs include non-credit training. You must be enrolled at least half-time in such a program of career and technical education.
SUNY CCC cannot determine whether you are eligible for SNAP. That determination is made by each county’s Department of Social Services. Check your eligibility at mybenefits.ny.gov Additional help: foodhelpny.org
The SNAP Student Enrollment Verification Form (click for fillable PDF: LDSS-5172) must be submitted with the SNAP application to your county's Department of Social Services.
1. Please fill out the Enrollment Verification Form information and email it from your College email account to firstname.lastname@example.org, and the Registrar's Office will provide the verification and email the form back to your College email account.
2. You will then need to get the form and application to your county’s Department of Social Services.
Contact the SUNY CCC Registrar’s office at email@example.com or 607-962-9228 for questions.