Eligibility: Students can only qualify for CalFresh if they meet certain criteria. There are many definitions and exemptions that can be confusing. Please visit CalFresh in order to find out if you are considered a student and whether you may be eligible.

To check your individual eligibility and apply for CalFresh, please visit CalFresh's Students Portal

*PLEASE NOTE*: The process of getting CalFresh benefits is not immediate--it can take several weeks (or longer, depending on demand) to go through the full application process before benefits might be given.