RU and Community Resources

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Are you facing barriers to success and in need of support? There are resources available at Rockhurst and within the Kansas City community that may be able to help.

On-Campus

Off-Campus

SNAP

Some members of the campus community facing financial difficulties might also be eligible for SNAP (Supplemental Nutirition Assistance Program) benefits. Most able-bodied students ages 18 through 49 who are enrolled in college or other institutions of higher education at least half time are not eligible for SNAP benefits. However, students may be able to get SNAP benefits if otherwise eligible and they meet any of the following criteria:

  • Take part in a state or federally financed work study program
  • Work at least 20 hours a week
  • Are taking care of a dependent household member (check website for details)
  • Are assigned to or placed in a college or certain other schools through:
    • A program under the Workforce Investment Act of 1998
    • A program under Section 236 of the Trade Act of 1974
    • An employment and training program under the Food Stamp Act
    • An employment and training program operated by a state or local government.

Also, a single parent enrolled full time in college and taking care of a dependent household member under the age of 12 can get SNAP benefits if otherwise eligible. Visit this page for more information.