Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Food insecurity and hunger can affect anyone. Under federal law, college students who are between the ages of 18 and 49 years old and are attending an institution of higher education at least half-time (6 credits or more) MAY be eligible to receive food assistance through SNAP benefits if they meet certain criteria. One of the criteria is participation in a program of career and technical education as defined under the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (see 7 CFR 273.5).

Hudson Valley Community College cannot determine whether you are eligible for SNAP. That determination is made by each County’s local Department of Social Services. To check your eligibility, go to mybenefits.ny.gov. Additional assistance can be found at foodhelpny.org.

A SNAP Student Enrollment Verification Form (LDSS-5172) must be submitted with a SNAP application to verify that you are enrolled at least half-time in a program of career and technical education as defined under the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, and therefore satisfy the requirements of this criteria. To receive a completed Enrollment Verification Form, complete the top portion of the SNAP Student Enrollment Verification Form (LDSS-5172) and submit the form to the Registrar’s Office to have it completed and signed. Please contact the Registrar’s Office with any questions.

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Registrar's Office
Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 136

Fax: (518) 629-8094

Regular Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.