Heather E King

Oregon State University
Public Policy

300 Bexell Hall
Corvallis, Oregon

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King, H. & Maguire, J. (2016). SNAP and the Federal Work Study Rule: Increasing College Student Success for Low-Income Students. California Center for Rural Policy.
Abstract: College student food insecurity is a growing concern in the United States, as evidenced by emerging reports.The rising cost of higher education is also of deep concern, particularly for low-income students or potential students.The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the most effective program to reduce food insecurity, yet college students are automatically disqualified unless they meet specific, non income-related, often difficult to meet exemptions established in the 1970s. This report outlines policy recommendations that would allow students to qualify for SNAP based on Work Study eligibility, which is reserved for low-income students. Recommendations also include how to streamline the process of qualifying for SNAP based on students’ Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) reports.
URL: http://www2.humboldt.edu/ccrp/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/oh-snap-1.pdf

Substantive Focus:
Education Policy SECONDARY
Health Policy
Social Policy PRIMARY

Theoretical Focus:
Policy Process Theory SECONDARY
Policy Analysis and Evaluation PRIMARY
Public Opinion