HARRISBURG – The Wolf Administration announced a temporary change in eligibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP, expanding eligibility to certain college students who qualify based off their families’ income, but normally would be ineligible for the program due to being a student. College students eligible for a state or federal work study program, regardless of whether they are actually participating, or students who have an estimated family contribution of $0 on their federal student aid determination are now eligible for SNAP. Parents’ incomes are still factored into determining if college students qualify for SNAP for those under the age of 22 for students who live at home with their parents. For now, these families will receive a benefit more commensurate to their household size that they would otherwise not get because their household contains a student. Since the Biden Administration advised that the declaration will likely remain in place until the end of 2021 and states will have 60 days-notice before it ends, the policy change will more than likely be something that can help families for the remainder of the COVID-19 crisis. A Government Accountability Office report found that at least one in three college students do not always have enough to eat. Applications for SNAP can be submitted online at compass.state.pa.us.