Post 1 of 3: The Comprehensive Guide to Applying for SNAP in Georgia
written by Sean Cheng
2 minute read
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.
Over the next week we'll release a series of posts that will help you:
Ready to begin? Look out for our next post this coming Monday!