Securing Nutrition Assistance

Helping you to be at your best

If you are not getting proper nutrition consistently, or you’re constantly worrying about money for food, it can have a negative effect on your performance in school. We want to help you be at your best.

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) is a monthly nutrition program that provides funds for qualified individuals and families to purchase healthy food from local grocery stores, farmers’ markets, or online.




Apply for SNAP Today

Create an account and fill out an application.

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Am I eligible?

You may qualify for nutrition assistance in the following circumstances:
  • Participating in a state or federally funded work-study program
  • Taking care of a dependent under age 6 or taking care of dependents between 6 to 12 with no adequate child care to allow you to attend school and work a minimum of 20 hours per week
  • Receiving assistance through Title IV-A of the Social Security Act
  • Being assigned or placed into higher education through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Section 236 of the Trade Act, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Employment and Training Program, or another state or local employment or training program
Please note that the following has been temporarily suspended until further notice:
  • Working a minimum of 20 hours a week
Additional circumstances that may qualify you for nutrition assistance include:
  • Being enrolled at least half-time in a higher-ed institution; and
  • Being eligible to participate (though you do not need to actually participate) in a state or federally funded work-study program, as determined by the institute of higher education or reported on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Student Aid Report (SAR); or
  • During the current academic year, you have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $0 (zero) as determined by your FAFSA




SNAP Outreach

Maricopa County Community Colleges has partnered with the Department of Economic Security (DES) to create the SNAP O program, a district-wide initiative designed to provide you information, resources, and services, including assistance with the SNAP application process.



SNAP into our Social Hour!

If you have questions about whether you qualify for SNAP, need help applying, or want more information, join us online for our monthly SNAP Social Hour. Hosted by one of our SNAP Specialists, each Social Hour is open to students, staff, faculty, or members of the community, and includes a brief presentation followed by a Q & A session. Sign up on the calendar for the one that works for you.

Date: The last Tuesday of each month

Time: 2 - 3 p.m.

Location: Online

We can’t wait to meet and help you. Sign up for your Social Hour today!

Sign up for Social Hour



Need help?

For assistance with applying for SNAP benefits, please contact:

Maria Kay, SNAP Support Specialist



Additional Resources

Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES)

Read the latest news regarding SNAP recipients, get detailed information about the application process, get answers to your frequently asked questions, and more!

USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture) | Food and Nutrition Service

Find resources for SNAP applicants/recipients, retailers, state/local agencies, and farmers/producers. Explore popular topics, find the latest news on SNAP, and get answers to your frequently asked questions.

Arizona Food Bank Network

Determine if you qualify for SNAP benefits, apply for SNAP, and keep track of your benefits. You can also find a list of food banks.