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Am I eligible for SNAP benefits?

SNAP eligibility has been temporarily expanded in 2021 due to new legislation. You are now eligible for SNAP benefits if either01 You do not need to qualify for both bullet points; either one will make you eligible.   of the following pertain to you:

  • You participate in the Federal Work-Study program during the academic year.
  • You have a federal expected family contribution (EFC) of $0 in the current academic year. For undergraduate students, if your full-year Pell Grant amount is $6,345 (or $3,173 for one semester), this means that your EFC is $0 and you therefore do qualify. Pell Grant eligibility can be found in our Online Financial Aid System.

You may apply for SNAP benefits here. If you are unsure if you are eligible for federal work-study or have a $0 EFC, please contact SFS at sfs@mit.edu.

  1. You do not need to qualify for both bullet points; either one will make you eligible. back to text

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