Higher Ed Data
Undergraduate Fall Enrollment, SNAP* Participation and Potential Eligibility
State Level Trend
Related SCHEV Reports
FA29: Trends in Independent Students with Dependents in Poverty
FA30: Trends in Dependent Students from Families in Poverty
Enrollment Trends of Estimated Numbers of
1. SNAP: The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps, helps low-income individuals and families buy food and meet their nutritional needs.
2. SNAP Participation: Each student's SNAP participation is measured by the overlap between their SNAP membership and the fall semester in each year, using start and end dates. All start and end dates are estimates. The overlap should not be viewed as a precise measure.
3. Potential SNAP Eligibility: Starting 2015-16, students reporting a family income less than or equal to 200% of the federal poverty level are identified as potentially eligible for SNAP benefits. Prior to 2015-16, Students reporting a family income less than or equal to 130% of the federal poverty level are identified as potentially eligible.
4. Numbers of students received SNAP entire academic year are not available for 2019-20 because SNAP data are available up to December 2019.
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