Do you need CASH for groceries? You may be eligible to participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), previously called the Food Stamp Program, if you meet any of the following guidelines* (applies to any Pennsylvania community college student):

  • Community College Student
  • Have a medical condition that prevents you from being employed

As of January 2018, community college students who meet the required financial income limits and who are enrolled in career-oriented or high-priority occupation programs are also eligible for SNAP.

SNAP provides up to $192 a month to buy food at grocery stories for one person and more money, depending on your household size.

You can apply for SNAP benefits online through COMPASS or visit a local Department of Public Welfare Office.

*Guidelines may change, check the COMPASS site for updates.

CAO Office
1931 New Hope Street
Norristown, PA 19401
CAO Office
24 Robinson Street
Pottstown, PA 19464

You will also need to download and print the SNAP Community College Verification form and provide a copy of your current class schedule. Then have it completed by an advisor or an employee in Montco’s Enrollment Services who can confirm your current enrollment based on your schedule.

SNAP Outreach Coordinator Luis Rodriguez is available to answer any questions and help you complete the application process. You can reach him at 610-277-6363, ext. 140, or the toll-free number 1-877-223-2662, ext. 140.

When you begin to receive SNAP benefits, you also can apply for the KEYS Program for additional supportive services as a Montco college student. For more information, email at or call 215-641-6330.