How to Apply for SNAP (Food Stamps) as a Georgia College Student
November 03, 2020
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Post 1 of 3: The Comprehensive Guide to Applying for SNAP in Georgia written by Sean Cheng 2 minute read
Don’t miss out on $194 a month.
That’s how much you can get as a single college student from SNAP (Food Stamps) to purchase food.
Most students who qualify for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or Food Stamps) don’t realize they’re eligible, and end up not taking advantage of these benefits. For example, did you know that if you’re a work-study student in Georgia you automatically qualify for SNAP?
We're launching this guide to make sure students who are eligible for SNAP feel ready to apply by the end of this series. Qualifying for SNAP is one helpful way to close the gap between financial aid and the true cost of college: The money you save from groceries through SNAP can instead go towards buying textbooks or paying rent. For some students, this could be the difference between getting by or falling further behind.
You might think applying for SNAP sounds complicated, or you might have read other online posts on how to apply that haven’t been helpful. Maybe you didn't know SNAP applied to college students. Or if you did, you were told to call a phone number that didn't work. Maybe they redirected you to another website and you couldn’t find the information you needed.
This is why we made this guide.
Learning how SNAP really works is frustrating, and we wanted to both simplify the process and help you prepare for each of these obstacles with our guide.
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What's Different About Our Approach?
  1. We won't tell you to go to multiple websites or give vague advice. Instead, we'll be walking you through the entire SNAP application process step by step, and you'll have the most important information in one place;
  2. We’ve anticipated common issues that might come up and have written directions specifically for those situations. These are issues we've faced in the past as students as well, and by including specific scenarios, we'll make sure that applying will be as easy as possible for you.
Over the next week we'll release a series of posts that will help you:
  • Understand what SNAP is;
  • Determine your eligibility for SNAP;
  • Complete the application for SNAP;
  • Navigate the verification & approval processes; and
  • Identify temporary assistance while you wait to hear back.
Ready to begin? Look out for our next post this coming Monday!
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