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SNAP for Continuing Students

UB no longer accepts new applications for SNAP. Learn what you must do to verify your continuing eligibility if you are a current participant.

Remaining Eligible

To remain eligible each year without interruption, students must:

  1. File for FASFA by March 1st
  2. Have all Financial Aid Applications and paperwork to the Financial Aid office by April 15th
  3. Be enrolled full time in a course of study leading to a degree or certification from UB
  4. Be certified by UB as financially qualified

Find Answers about SNAP

Why am I no longer eligible for SNAP?

Some of the reasons you may not qualify include:

  1. You are not yet registered for at least 12 credit hours for next semester
  2. Your financial status has changed
  3. Your FASFA is incomplete or not filed yet

CIT cannot determine the exact reasons you no longer qualify for SNAP. To learn the specific reason, contact the Financial Aid Office at 716-645-2450 to speak with or schedule an appointment with an advisor.

What if I show up as ineligible and the above reasons are not applicable?

Contact the Financial Aid Office at 716-645-2450 to speak with or schedule an appointment with an advisor. They will email snap@buffalo.edu to confirm eligibility.

Why do I have a hold on my account?

A hold is not placed on the student's account until we have attempted to reach the student and have not resolved the issue for over a semester.

How do I remove the hold on my account?

Click the Check Your SNAP Status link, above. Enter your person number in the "CHECK YOUR SNAP STATUS" box at the top right to determine what is still owed on your SNAP account. Follow the directions on that page to make your payment. Don't know your person number? Contact Student Accounts at 716-645-2450.

How can I make payments to buy out my SNAP contract?

Payment can be made by mailing a check or money order to the address below. Please make checks payable to UB Foundation Activities Inc.

Mailing Address:

CIO Administration Office
Attention: SNAP
432 Capen Hall
SUNY Buffalo, North Campus
Amherst, NY 14260