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Taking advantage of all the resources and support available to you can increase your chances of completing college and starting a career that offers economic mobility for you, your family, and your community!

SNAP and STEP can help. These programs are designed to respond to meet the needs of all who qualify – anyone who is eligible will receive benefits.

(SNAP Training & Employment Program)

STEP is for Oregon resident students eligible for SNAP who are pursuing a career focused program, building English skills or completing GED® tests. STEP students are provided coaching services focused on career and college readiness. Students develop a college and career plan to guide their education and career goals.

Financial assistance available for STEP eligible students:

  • Transportation (monthly bus pass or gas card)
  • Textbooks
  • Testing fees
  • Tools/equipment for your courses
  • Tuition/fees not covered by financial aid

Interested in joining STEP?

Call or email Jiang Fei Koch at (503) 338-2495 or to set up an intake appointment!

(Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)

More college students than ever are struggling with hunger. SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) is a resource that can help. Students ages 18-49 who attend higher education at least half-time may be eligible for SNAP by meeting income guidelines and additional criteria.

Additional Help & Resources

For assistance or questions about either program, please contact Jiang Fei Koch at

  • Concerned about how SNAP could impact your immigration status? Know your rights and the facts! See Protecting Immigrant Families or Oregon Immigration Resource, or call the Oregon Law Center-Legal Aid Services of Oregon Public Benefits Hotline at 1-800-520-5292 for answers to your questions about public benefits and public charge.
  • Interested in other local resources? Check out the Emergency Local Resources for assistance with internet/technology, food, and housing.
  • CCC student services are available online! Check out Student Services for information about admissions, counseling services, registration services, and more.