CalFresh Program

Graduate students experiencing food insecurity may be eligible to receive government assistance through the CalFresh Program

Students must meet all of the following eligibility requirements:

  1. Between ages 18-49
  2. Enrolled at least half-time as an SJSU student
  3. Not on a campus meal plan with 11+ meals per week
  4. Be mentally and physically fit for work 

Additionally, students must also meet at least one of the following exemptions:

  • Work an average of 20+ hours per week
  • Have a child/dependent 12 or younger
  • Receive CalGrant A or B
  • In a Local Program that Increases Employability (LPIE)
  • Participating in Work Study

The following graduate or postgraduate programs are LPIE approved, and meet the LPIE exemption. 

For more information and questions regarding applying, please visit the SJSU Cares CalFresh website