SNAP logoFood insecurity and hunger can affect anyone. To support students who need help with accessing healthy food, we want to share information about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SUNY is partnering with the NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) on this important initiative to help fight food insecurity for low-income college students. 

Under federal law, college students who are between the ages of 18 and 49 years old and are attending an institution of higher education at least half-time MAY also be eligible to receive food assistance through SNAP benefits, if they meet certain criteria. 

  • Enrolled in a program of career and technical education as defined under the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006. (See: 7 CFR 273.5
  • SNAP Student Enrollment Verification Form (LDSS-5172) must be submitted with a SNAP application to verify that you are enrolled at least half-time in a program of career and technical education.
  • Under regular SNAP eligibility requirements, students enrolled at least half-time in an institution of higher education are typically ineligible for SNAP benefits unless they meet certain specific exemptions.
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While North Country Community College cannot determine whether you are eligible for SNAP, we can verify your enrollment in a qualifying education program. If you are currently enrolled at least half-time in such a program of career and technical education, ask the Records Office for a Enrollment Verification Form form to submit with your SNAP application! 


  • The Enrollment Verification Form and SNAP application can be taken to your county’s local Department of Social Services, who will further determine an applicant's eligibility.
  • To self-check your eligibility, go to Additional assistance can be found at

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