Who is eligible for SNAP? College students? Work study students? International students?
GENERAL ASSET AND INCOME CRITERIA
- Current bank balance (savings and checking combined) under $2,001
- Income at or below 130% of the poverty level (poverty level chart)
- Work study, graduate stipends, and federal financial aid do not count as income
GENERAL COLLEGE STUDENT ELIGIBILITY
College students enrolled at least halftime can qualify for SNAP based on a broad list of exceptions, assuming they meet the SNAP income and asset criteria and one of the following criteria:
- Work-study eligible according to their Financial Aid award letter
- Have zero expected family contribution according to their Financial Aid Award letter
Students that do not have a FASFA on file still may qualify for SNAP if they are:
- Working for pay at least 20 hours per week
- Caring for a child under age 6
- Caring for a child age 6-11 as a single-parent while enrolled full time or unable to obtain childcare
- Receiving TANF benefits
- Unable to work because of a disability
- Under the age of 18 or older than 50
WORK STUDY STUDENT ELIGIBILITY
While pandemic conditions persist, any student that qualifies for work study, may be eligible for SNAP and is encouraged to apply.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ELIGIBILITY
Unfortunately, international students are not eligible for SNAP, but an international student's kids may be eligible. As an alternative, international students are eligible to participate in all of Ohio University’s Bobcats Helping Bobcats programs.