SNAP Employment and Training

Tuition Funding Available Through S.D. Department of Social Services

Students receiving benefits through the South Dakota Department of Social Services Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) may also be eligible for tuition assistance at Southeast Technical College through the SNAP Employment and Training (提前E&T) 程序.


Eligible 项目

Most of STC’s diploma, certificate and non-credit courses that can be completed in one year or less are eligible for SNAP Employment and Training. 项目 and courses 包括:




Industrial Technology

Information Technology

Transportation Technology

Student Eligibility

Eligible participants must:
  • Be an eligible SNAP recipient;
  • Be a South Dakota resident; and 
  • Be enrolled in an approved STC course or 程序.

How it Works

Follow These Steps:

  1. Select Program

    Select one of the approved SNAP E&T 程序 options.


    • For certificate options, select "Non-Degree Seeking" when asked "What kind of student 你是?"
    • For diploma options, select "Degree Seeking" when asked "What kind of student are 你?"
    CDL applicants should submit the appropriate CDL Class A or CDL Class B application. 
  3. 应用 for Federal Funding

    If 你r 程序 is eligible for Federal Financial 援助, 你 must apply and complete the FAFSA before receiving DSS funding.

  4. 验证

    Once 你r application has been processed, an Admissions representative and DSS will verify eligibility. Students that are not currently eligible for SNAP will be sent an application to complete. The SNAP application can also be completed online.

  5. Official Schedule

    Southeast Technical College will complete the registration and send 你 a class schedule.

  6. 计费

    STC will bill DSS directly.

  7. Work with 你r case managers

    DSS and STC will provide case managers to ensure that participants enrolled in SNAP E&T receive the supports and services they need to successfully complete their education 程序 and transition into employment. 

Covered 成本

The SNAP Employment and Training 程序 funding covers Southeast Tech’s tuition and fees for approved courses and 程序s, including the $75 registration fee.

Additional Assistance 

Additional assistance through DSS may be available to help cover education-related costs that will promote a student’s success in their 程序. Examples include transportation expenses, tools, uniforms, etc.

Non-Discrimination Statement

  • In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA 程序s are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any 程序 or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
  • Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for 程序 information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 1.800.877.8339. Additionally, 程序 information may be made available in languages other than English.
  • To file a 程序 complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.美国农业部.政府/complaint_filing_cust. html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call 1.866.632.9992. Submit 你r completed form or letter to USDA by: 1. 邮件: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Ave., SW. Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; 2. 传真:202.690.7442; or 3. 电子邮件: 程序.intake@美国农业部.政府