Information about SNAP

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

The U.S. Department of Agriculture sponsors the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, "SNAP" for short. As noted on the SNAP website, "SNAP provides nutrition benefits to supplement the food budget of needy families so they can purchase healthy food and move towards self-sufficiency."

Students may be eligible for food resources through SNAP if they earn less than $2,430 a month (amount increases with additional household members) and meet ALL of the eligibility requirements:

  • Live in a University apartment or off campus (not in a residence hall)
  • Do not have a campus meal plan, or have a campus meal plan that provides less than half of your meals
  • Earn less than $2,430 a month
  • Are a US citizen or a Lawful Permanent Resident 

If you currently live in Minnesota and are interested, learn more about or apply for SNAP benefits online. A representative from St. Louis County, MN will contact you.

To apply for SNAP, you will need:

Students who currently live outside of Minnesota, can contact their local SNAP office to apply. 

Students may also contact a Financial Aid Educator by email at [email protected]. Please put SNAP in email subject line or make an appointment at