University at Buffalo

Students Needing Assistance Program (SNAP)

Last Updated on Sep 21 2012 12:11 PM

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.

Why am I no longer eligible for SNAP?

Some of the reasons you may not qualify include:


Verify SNAP eligibility. Enter Person Number:

(find your person number)

We are not accepting
new applications.
  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

We cannot determine the exact reasons you are no longer qualified for SNAP. For the specific reason, you will need to 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 are not applicable?

Please contact the Financial Aid Office at (716) 645-2450 to speak with or schedule an appointment with an advisor. They will email 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?

Enter your person number in the "CHECK YOUR SNAP STATUS" box at the top left 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

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