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CalFresh Eligibility For Students

Any individual who is a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States (with the exception of refugees and asylees) may apply as long as the income guidelines and student eligibility rules are met.

Basic student eligibility exemptions include being a CalGrant A or B Recipient, being Approved or Accepted for a federal work study (even if not placed), or working an average of 20 or more hours a week.

Please note that student eligibility may vary. If you are a UC San Diego student and would like to learn about or see if you are eligible for additional funds to shop for groceries fill out the CalFresh Assistance Form, e-mail us at, or stop by during our walk-in hours. 

For any individual who is not a student please contact our partner The San Diego Food Bank for CalFresh application support.