• Food secure beyond subsistence

It's Hard to Succeed on an Empty Stomach.
We Can Help.

If you are having trouble affording the food you need to feed yourself or your family, SNAP may be able to help.

SNAP provides money on an EBT card that you can use to buy groceries at local stores. Going to school should never mean having to go hungry. Find out if you are eligible for SNAP. Low-income students between the ages of 18 and 49 who are enrolled at least halftime in higher education may be eligible if they meet any of the following criteria:

  • Qualify to participate in a work-study
  • Have an expected family contribution (EFC) of $0
  • Attend a SUNY community college, comprehensive college, or technical college and are enrolled in a career and technical education (CTE) program
  • Are enrolled in a CTE program, remedial courses, basic adult education, literacy, or English as a second language
  • Can meet other SNAP rules

Apply for SNAP online at

Nassau Community College students bring food goods to the NEST, a campus food pantry.

With new efforts and partnerships continuing to be formed, all 64 of SUNY's colleges and universities now have a food pantry or stigma-free food access available to their students. Read more on how:

SUNY Schools are Ensuring Students Stay Nourished and Healthy to Increase Success in College


Our efforts to end food insecurity take place both on and off campus. Community partners and student initiatives are helping bring an end to the issue of food insecurity at college.