The Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) at Texarkana College is excited to provide important information related to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP is a federally funded monthly benefit available to individuals and households meeting specific asset as well as income criteria is NOW expanding their eligibility criteria to provide more opportunities for college students to qualify for SNAP benefits.
According to the new Consolidated Appropriations Act 2021, the previous limitations of getting SNAP will now include the following two criteria:
- Students with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $0 based on their FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
- Students eligible to participate in the federal or state work-study program during the current academic year (this applies even if a work-study assignment has not started or is not available).
If you are concerned or have difficulty buying groceries or accessing enough food to eat every day, you may be eligible for SNAP.To explore your options & apply, please visit the SNAP websites below:
Lee Williams III
Director of EOC