How to Apply

There are many ways to apply for CalFresh benefits. It is a straightforward process to check your eligibility and apply. You’ll get a call from the county to verify your situation (it may come from a blocked or unknown number). If approved, you’ll get money within thirty days.

  • Winter Quarter 2020 Drop-In Hours at Hahn Student Services #245
    • Monday-Friday 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
    • Learn more about Calfresh and get assistance with the application!
  • Apply in person at the Dean of Students Office, Hahn Student Services #245
  • Apply online: students.getcalfresh.org.
  • Apply by phone: 1-888-421-8080.

If you prefer to apply at a non-university affiliation, the local county office provides application assistance during business hours. The local Santa Cruz county office is located at 1020 Emeline Avenue, Building B, Santa Cruz, CA 95060.

For any questions or concerns regarding CalFresh, please email deanofstudents@ucsc.edu or get in-person help during Drop-In hours (found at the bottom of the "What is CalFresh?" page).