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The university is partnering with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

New Jersey’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, NJ SNAP, provides food assistance to families with low incomes to help them buy groceries through a benefits card accepted in most food retail stores and some farmers markets. Eligibility is set by several factors such as income and resources.  You can use SNAP benefits to stretch your food budget and buy nutritious foods that can keep you and your family healthy.

New Jersey Launching Online Grocery Shopping for SNAP Recipients

New Jerseyans enrolled in the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will be able to use their benefits to order groceries online starting next week.  Online shopping will be available through Amazon and participating Walmarts, ShopRites and The Fresh Grocers.

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Student Eligibility 

Yes, if they meet certain conditions. For NJ SNAP, a student is anyone who is enrolled at least half-time in an institution of higher education. Half-time is defined by the school and is usually based on the number of credits or hours enrolled. In addition to the general SNAP income and other eligibility requirements, students between the ages of 18 and 49 and fit at least ONE of the following requirements to be eligible:

  • Enrolled in an approved Career and Technical Education Program at a New Jersey community college;
  • Employed at least 20 hours per week AND paid for such work;
  • Participating in a federal work study program during the school year;
  • Participating in an on-the-job training program;
  • Responsible for a household member who is a dependent under the age of six;
  • A single parent enrolled full-time AND responsible for a dependent under the age 12;
  • Unable to work due to a physical or mental disability; or
  • Receiving Work First New Jersey (WFNJ) Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits (cash assistance).

For All Requirements

To request more information on SNAP or meet with a SNAP representative at Rutgers University-Newark, please complete a confidential form. 

Additional Resources

Step by Step NJ SNAP Application Tutorial

For more information, see contact below


Key Contacts

CARE Team Staff

CARE Coordinator, Office of the Dean Students l Rutgers University-Newark

Please contact CARE Team with SNAP questions should you have any.

Meghan Gosselink

Resource Access Manager | Agency Relations | Community FoodBank of New Jersey
908-355-3663 ext. 247
31 Evans TerminalHillsideNJ07205

NJ SNAP representative.