Will applying for CalFresh affect my financial aid?


Does my financial aid count as income?

No, your caseworker takes your financial aid into account.

Can I apply to CalFresh if my parents claim me as a dependent?

Yes, the CalFresh program defines a household as the number of people you regularly cook and eat food with.

Can I apply to CalFresh if I live on the Hill?

No, receiving meal swipes on the Hill makes students ineligible for the program.

Can I apply to CalFresh if I live with my parents?

Students under 22 and living with parents must apply together. If over 22, students can apply alone as long as they regularly purchase food by themselves.

Contact the Rancho Park DPSS at (310)258-7400 and they will connect you to your worker. Please have your case number ready.