SNAP Enrollment Assistance


Eligibility Determination & Enrollment Assistance

SNAP is a federal and state funded program providing food benefits to eligible, low-income individuals and families. Special criteria exists for students of higher education.

We now have more SNAP Outreach Specialists, locations, and times!!! PSU students can meet with an Outreach Specialist in a discrete, stigma-free environment on a drop-in, first-come-first-served basis. See the current schedule below

Before you come in for assistance, please consider the following:

  1. Household composition: who will be receiving SNAP benefits?
  2. Income: be prepared to provide a list of all income from work and other sources (grants, financial aid, etc.).
  3. Housing & utility costs: what is your monthly rent/mortgage. What utilities do you pay (separate them from the rent if combined).
  4. Other allowable expenses: certain child care, medical, and court-ordered support can offset income providing a better benefit amount.
  5. Click here for information on student SNAP eligibility.

More reasons to sign up for SNAP!

The money you save could have a BIG impact on your family budget! As part of your SNAP benefits, you may be eligble for:

  • Economic deferment to help pay back federal school loans
  • Double SNAP dollars at many local farmers markets
  • $5 tickets to some cultural events and art shows
  • Phone payment assistance program can reduce your costs as much as one-half
  • Free or reduced-cost school meals in K-12
  • Nutrition education with food vouchers from Women, Infants and Children (WIC)