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.
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:
Interested in joining STEP?
Call or email Jiang Fei Koch at (503) 338-2495 or firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an intake appointment!
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.
Step 1: Complete an application. There are four (4) options to complete a SNAP application.
Option 1: Online applications: https://apps.state.or.us/onlineApplication/
Option 2: Print and complete a SNAP application and turn it in at your DHS SNAP office. The SNAP office in Clatsop County is at 450 Marine Dr, Ste. 200 Astoria, OR 97103.
Option 3: Call a DHS SNAP office and have them mail you an application to complete and return. Phone for Clatsop County SNAP office: (503) 325-2021
Option 4: Visit a DHS SNAP office and pick up, fill out, and turn in a paper application.
Step 2: A SNAP eligibility worker will meet with you either in person or over the phone. Most offices are offering same day or next day service for interviews. You will need to provide:
Step 3: Once you receive your SNAP EBT card, you will be provided with a brochure on how to use it to purchase food.