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 $1,735 a month (amount increases with additional household members) and meet one or both of the eligibility requirements:

  • Eligible to participate in a federal or state work-study program, and/or
  • Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $0 based on your FAFSA for the academic year.

Students who currently live in Minnesota and are interested in learning more about or applying for SNAP benefits, can apply directly at http://applymn.dhs.mn.gov/  A representative from St. Louis County, MN SNAP will contact you. If you are applying for SNAP it would be helpful to include your financial aid summary, course schedule, photo ID, and income, if any.

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 z.umn.edu/financialaidappointment.