NJ SNAP, formerly Food Stamps, is New Jersey’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program that can help low-income families and individuals buy the groceries they need to eat healthily.
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How to apply?
SNAP Eligibility for College Students
You may be eligible if you are enrolled at least half time in an institution of higher education and:
- Are eligible to participate in a State or federally financed work-study program as determined by the institution of higher education; or
- In the current academic year, have an Expected Family Contribution of $0 as determined by the Higher Education Act
In addition to income eligibility factors, students also must fit at least ONE of the following requirements:
- Be enrolled in an approved Career and Technical Education Program at a New Jersey community college;
- Be employed at least 20 hours per week AND paid for such work;
- Be participating in a federal work-study program during the school year;
- Be participating in an on-the-job training program;
- Be responsible for the care of a member of your household who is a dependent under the age of six-years-old;
- Be a single parent enrolled full-time AND responsible for a dependent under the age of 12 years old;
- Be unable to work due to a physical or mental disability; or
- Be receiving Work First New Jersey (WFNJ) Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits (cash assistance).
Visit their website: https://www.nj.gov/humanservices/njsnap/students/eligibility/
(Offical Site of The State of New Jersey, 2020).