Student Access to Benefits

Student Access to Benefits

Dec 6, 2017 | Fact Sheet | CLASP

This fact sheet provides an overview of today's students and recognizes some of the barriers to success they face. It concludes with recommendations for improving access to public benefits for college students.

Apr 20, 2021 | Report/Brief | Ashley Burnside

This policy report highlights state options to expand SNAP access to students with low incomes—beyond the temporary student provisions in the recent COVID-19 relief bill—and minimize unfair and unrealistic work requirements.
 

Apr 20, 2021 | Report/Brief | Ashley Burnside

This policy report highlights state options to expand SNAP access to students with low incomes—beyond the temporary student provisions in the recent COVID-19 relief bill—and minimize unfair and unrealistic work requirements.

Apr 20, 2021 | Report/Brief | Ashley Burnside

This appendix details the legislative and regulatory history of restricting student access to SNAP. 

Access to SNAP promotes food security, improves wellbeing, and reduces poverty. And today’s college students require greater support, given the numerous difficulties they encounter including food insecurity. SNAP can do much to alleviate the challenges food insecurity may cause, though few students receive SNAP in spite of need. This brief on frequently asked questions on SNAP and students seeks to add clarity to the issue.

Jan 27, 2020 | Report/Brief | Lauren Walizer

This document by Lauren Walizer discusses a range of policy and practice options that states can undertake to increase college student access to public benefits. It is intended to stimulate state discussion, research, planning, partnership building, and action.

Jan 15, 2020 | Report/Brief | Lauren Walizer

This brief by Lauren Walizer discusses what CLASP has learned from working with states to enact such changes and develop a comprehensive and collaborative strategy to dedicate themselves to this work long-term.

Dec 3, 2019 | Fact Sheet | Darrel Thompson

With unmet financial need increasing, SNAP is critical to address student hunger at colleges. Food insecurity is a threat to health, wellbeing, and success.

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