SNAP Benefits Expansion to College Students
A federal COVID-19 relief measure has temporarily expanded SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits to college students enrolled at least half-time, who either:
- Have an expected family contribution, or EFC, of zero on their FAFSA, OR,
- Are eligible for Federal Work Study employment. Current Columbus State FWS employment is not required.
The Mid-Ohio Market at Columbus State, located at 400 Grove Street on the Columbus (downtown) Campus, is a resource for students and community members with qualifying need to access free fresh and shelf-stable food on a regular basis. Eligible shoppers will have household income that is less than 200 percent of the federal poverty level:
Household size/income limit
- 1 / $24,980
- 2 / $33,820
- 3 / $42,660
- 4 / $51,500
- 5 / $60,340
- 6 / $69,180
Questions about the Mid-Ohio Market at Columbus State may be directed via email to email@example.com
For more information, visit the Mid-Ohio Market at CState webpage or call 614-287-5996.
Students currently receiving SNAP benefits through Franklin, Delaware, Madison and Union counties may apply HERE to determine their eligibility for SNAP to Skills .
The SNAP to Skills Program is designed to offer support to eligible SNAP recipients through the form of financial aid while attending college. Support may include: textbook expenses, gas cards, program supplies, uniforms, etc.
Additional questions regarding this program may be directed to SNAP2Skills@cscc.edu
Not currently receiving benefits? Schedule a phone appointment with Job & Family Services to apply for SNAP HERE. These phone appointments are strictly for currently enrolled Columbus State students.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits may be available to eligible students. Food Assistance (SNAP) helps families and individuals stretch their food budgets to buy healthy food. The program is designed to increase nutritional levels and safeguard the health and well-being of Franklin County residents. Depending on applicant age, household composition and other life factors, participants may be required to participate in a work activity as a condition of their eligibility.
Franklin County Department of Job & Family Services is offering students the ability to schedule phone appointments online to apply for or inquire about SNAP benefits. Click HERE to schedule an appointment.
TIP: Many community resources and JFS require that applicants provide documentation about themselves along with their household. Applicants can find a useful list of this information and documentation from the Franklin County Department of Job and Family Services.