Basic Needs

Application Assistance

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Students can get CalFresh if they are a
US citizen or Legal Permanent Resident*
and meet one of the following criteria:
  • Employed at least 20 hrs/week
  • Enrolled in/receiving work-study or a similar program
  • Receive CalGrant A/B
  • Care for a child age 12 or under
  • Do not plan to register for the next school term
*non-US citizens/students who do not have
Legal Permanent Residence status or immigration documentation qualify for The Emergency Meal Swipe Program.

Application Assistance:            

  1. Book an appointment here
  2. Select "UCI FRESH Hub"
  3. Select application language
or Apply on your own here

Required Documents:

  1. Valid ID proof of income
  2. Financial aid award letter
  3. Social Security number
  4. Proof of living expenses