Updates To CalFresh Student Rules (04/23):

Changes are coming to CalFresh Program due to the end of the Public Health Emergency this summer. 

What do you need to know?

Now is the time to learn if you qualify for CalFresh and to apply! While California is working on making sure the impact of the transition out of the Public Health Emergency is minimal, the best time to apply is by June 9, 2023. Afterward, students who qualify because they have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of 0 or because they meet the expanded definition of work-study eligibility will need to meet another criteria to be able to access CalFresh. 

What if I am already receiving CalFresh and qualified under the criteria listed above?

You will be able to maintain your benefits until your next annual recertification (1 year after your initial application).  Most students will still qualify for CalFresh, just under different criteria.

How do I get support if I have more questions?

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to the Basic Needs Center’s CalFresh Team for more support! You can stop by our CalFresh open hours or contact our team: www.tinyurl.com/bncassistance.