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Food assisatance expansion for Michigan college students

LANSING, Mich. – More Michigan college students may be able to get help buying food during the pandemic.

Governor Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services will expand eligibility for food assistance.

Beginning April 1st college students can apply for SNAP benefits. A student who’s family cannot contribute to their college costs could be eligible.

The new requirements could make 200,000 more Michigan college students eligible.

Benefits could be as much as $234 per month for a student who buys and prepares their own food.

To check eligibility or to apply visit here.