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SNAP E&T Program

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a federal program that provides food assistance to individuals with little to no income. If you are not currently on SNAP, we encourage you to apply with DWSS. There is a misconception that you are not eligible for SNAP benefits as a student, but there are ways to qualify while still attending school. If you have questions on your eligibility or would like help to apply, we can assist you.

SNAP participants are also eligible to participate in the SNAP Employment and Training (SNAP E&T) Program. The SNAP E&T program helps SNAP participants gain skills and find work that moves them forward to self-sufficiency. Through SNAP E&T, SNAP participants have access to training and support services to help them enter or move up in the workforce. This program also helps to reduce barriers to work by providing support services – such as transportation and childcare – as participants prepare for and obtain employment.

The SNAP E&T Program fulfills the SNAP work requirement so you can focus on your education. As a participant, you are also eligible for all the supports and services of the Educational Partnership Programs including assistance with tuition, books, and supplies.

How Do I Know if I Qualify?

If you have ever been a week away from your next paycheck and you’re unsure of how to afford another week’s worth of meals, you may very well qualify for SNAP benefits. SNAP stands for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and is intended to help those who are food-insecure and with low incomes to obtain healthy food.

Many students don’t believe they are eligible for food benefits but want to complete a CTE certificate or degree at CSN, the SNAP Employment and Training program can provide much-needed assistance that can make budgeting for food and, in some cases, school supplies much easier.

How Can This Program Help?

In addition to providing financial assistance for healthy food, the SNAPET program also provides support to help students be successful, such as navigating through the campus processes and potentially assistance in procuring school supplies like textbooks for classes or equipment for lab-type classes (for example, providing welding supplies for a student enrolled in a welding program). In some cases, SNAPET also helps with paying for classes.

Students who are interested in learning more about the SNAP Employment and Training Program you may send us an email at

CSN SNAPET Application

To start the CSN SNAPET application process click here.