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Food, Medical and Financial Assistance Workshops for Students

Food, Medical and Financial Assistance Workshops for Students

Maricopa Community Colleges and Department of Economic Security are partnering to provide students with information for food assistance, medical resources, and financial aid. Students can check eligibility or get assistance in applying at any of the listed locations.


The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as “Food Stamps”) provides assistance for individuals and families through monthly benefits, so they can purchase nutritious foods and stay healthy.


Cash Assistance through the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program provides temporary cash benefits and supportive services to the neediest of Arizona’s families, including families in which the dependent child is being raise by relatives, a legal guardian or an unlicensed foster care provider.


Medicaid is the state medical assistance program for low-income individuals and families. Thousands of Arizonans each year receive medical insurance coverage to make doctor’s visits, take exams, and receive the immunizations, prenatal care, hospital care and prescriptions they need to maintain their health. DES determines eligibility for Medicaid, which is provided through the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS).