Student/Family eligibility for Federal Benefits

Review the table below for new or expanded benefits passed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Benefit and Description


How to Find More Information and Apply

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Students have temporary eligibility for SNAP benefits to purchase food for their household. This benefit will end 30 days after the end of the Federal COVID-19 public health emergency.

Expected Family Contribution (EFC) on FAFSA of 0 (zero)


Eligibility for Federal Work Study

Eligibility Information: SNAP student webpage

To find local office: SNAP student webpage

Affordable Connectivity Program

This program provides eligible households with access to broadband service at an affordable rate. The benefit is up to $30 off your monthly internet bill (up to $75 off if the household is on qualifying Tribal lands).

Receipt of Pell Grant – Documentation of receipt of the Pell Grant is available on the Financial Aid Notification in CheckMarq or in

More information:

Contact a participating broadband provider to set up service

Call 877-384-2575 to request an application by mail

Health Insurance Enrollment

Financial assistance available to those buying health insurance through the marketplace has been expanded. While the open enrollment period is closed people with certain life changes, such as job loss, may still be able to enroll.

For eligibility visit

To apply visit

Housing Assistance

Support may be available for those struggling to pay their rent or mortgage.

For eligibility visit the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

To apply visit the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

If you are applying for these benefits and need assistance finding supporting documentation in CheckMarq, contact Marquette Central at 414-288-4000 (have your MUID and MCAN when you call).