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Nebraska's Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) eligibility temporarily expanded for college students in need.

Beginning January 16, 2021, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, temporarily expands SNAP eligibility to allow students who either are eligible to participate in State or Federally financed work study during the regular academic year, as determined by the institution of higher education, or have an expected family contribution (EFC) of 0 in the current academic year.  Students who meet one of the two criteria may receive SNAP if they meet all other financial and non-financial SNAP eligibility criteria. The new, temporary exemptions will be in effect until 30 days after the COVID-19 public health emergency is lifted. More information about the new, temporary exemptions can be found here. To find out how to apply, or for other questions about SNAP eligibility, student should contact their local SNAP office.