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Eligible SC4 students may qualify for Food and Nutrition Services

St. Clair County Community College recognizes that we are in different times.  Food insecurity and a family’s inability to access much needed nutrition seems to be a condition impacting many of us.  In an effort to keep you apprised of resources in and around our community that may assist with addressing some of these needs, here is some valuable information.

If you are enrolled half-time this winter (6 or more credit hours), you may qualify for Food and Nutrition Services (Food Stamps or SNAP) during this federal public health emergency.

Congress carved out new pathways to SNAP access for a large number of students in its December relief package. Under Section 702(e) of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA), students who are eligible to participate in federal or state work-study programs (even if they don’t anticipate holding a job) or students with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $0 can qualify for SNAP, a change that will last for the duration of the federal public health emergency.

You can apply in person, by paper application, or online at,5885,7-339-71547_5527—,00.html . The application will ask if you are “in college or trade/vocational/technical school at least half-time” and will ask you to list the name of your college.  Be sure to check this box.  The staff at Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) may follow up with you to ask you to provide proof of your eligibility.  Students can go to  and print a copy of their Registration Statement or Financial Aid Award Letter to give to the  MDHHS staff as proof of eligibility.

If you are interested in this program but haven’t completed the 2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), it’s not too late to do so.  Go to FAFSA.GOV and complete the FAFSA for the 2020-21 year.  Be sure to list SC4 as one of your colleges on the form.