Students in various career fields

STEP at Lane for SNAP Recipients

STEP (SNAP Training and Employment Partnership), a program in the Career Pathways department, helps individuals receiving SNAP benefits pursue employment and/or training opportunities with coaching and support.


All students in this program receive a dedicated Career Pathways Coach to support them through completion of their program. Career Pathways coaching emphasizes building personal relationships with students that develop over time, allowing coaches to provide support unique to each student's needs. Coaching services include:

  • Academic progress monitoring (we help you stay on your plan)
  • Internal college resource navigation
  • External community resource navigation
  • Financial, time management, and personal support plans
  • Collaboration with community agencies

Additional Services

  • Shared case management and employment services with other STEP providers in Lane County
  • Assistance finding and navigating financial resources and support services
  • Limited tuition assistance may be available


Eligibility Requirements for STEP

Participants must be:

  1. A current SNAP recipient (not TANF)
  2. Committed to ongoing career coaching to help you meet your educational and employment goals
  3. Pursuing any of the following educational/training opportunities at LCC:
Enroll in STEP at Lane

How do I enroll in STEP at Lane?

  1. Fill out the Career Pathways Interest Form.
  2. A STEP Career Coach will contact you.
  3. Complete the Career Pathways Intake Form.
  4. Update or create a new iMatch account, if needed.
  5. Participants who are determined eligible for STEP at Lane will schedule a time to meet with their assigned Coach to develop a college and career plan and complete STEP enrollment.

Other STEP programs in Lane County

STEP services are offered at many agencies across Lane County and Oregon to help guide and support eligible participants with training and employment goals. Program services and benefits differ from agency to agency. If STEP at Lane is not right for you but you still meet initial STEP eligibility you may wish to enroll in one of several other local agencies to help you reach your training and employment goals. Please see the STEP flyer in English or see the STEP flyer in Spanish on other local Lane County STEP agencies.



SNAP for College Students

More college students than ever are struggling with hunger. SNAP is a resource that can help. Students 18-49 who attend higher education at least half-time may be eligible for SNAP by meeting income guidelines and additional criteria. Students who meet income guidelines may qualify for SNAP if they meet the new criteria.



In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:

Contact Career Pathways

Lane Community College
Career Pathways
4000 East 30th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97405

Building 4, Room 210
In Person Services: Mon-Thurs: 8:30am - 5pm, Fri Closed

Live Remote Services by appointment by emailing