What is Single Stop?

Single Stop at CU Denver connects students to local community and governmental resources (e.g. SNAP and Medicaid) that can help them overcome barriers to basic needs. Single Stop has a free online screening tool that can estimate in minutes what supplemental resources students might be eligible to receive. Our staff supports students in accessing and navigating these resources, including individualized application assistance for public benefits. If you have any questions or need help getting started, please email us

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3 Simple Steps to Completing a Single Stop Screener

1. Complete the Screener: Take 5-10 minutes to calculate your eligibility for supplemental resources by completing the online screener.

2. Resource Eligibility: After completing the screener, you will instantly see services you may be eligible to receive. Explore more information about each service's eligibility and application requirements.

3. Follow-Up: Receive one-on-one support from Single Stop staff to identify, navigate, and apply for resources that best meet your unique needs.

Additional Resources:

Learn more about local food resources by searching Hunger Free Colorado’s online Food Resource Map for a food bank/pantry near you, or call their statewide Food Resource Hotline at 855-855-4626.

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Explore various types of public benefits available to Colorado residents. Single Stop staff can help you review eligibility requirements and provide application assistance to get you connected to essential benefits and services.

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Denver Human Services provides emergency assistance to qualifying Denver residents for needs such as rent, mortgage, eviction, and utility bills. If you live in a different county, Single Stop staff can help you find emergency assistance programs available in your area.

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2-1-1 Colorado can help you find resources for emergency shelters, short-term housing, affordable and subsidized housing, and assistance with housing expenses.

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Work-study is a financial aid award that allows students to work part-time to earn money for educational expenses. Students who qualify for work-study are more likely to qualify for benefits such as SNAP food assistance.

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SNAP Benefits for Students

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a monthly benefit program that helps low-income individuals and families purchase nutritious food so you can stay healthy and thrive. Receiving SNAP assistance frees up money normally spent on groceries to afford other essential items, like rent or college tuition

If you are already enrolled in SNAP, you can qualify for additional educational and employment support via the SNAP to Success / Employment First program. Support services include career coaching, interview and skill-building opportunities, assistance with training/employment costs, job search assistance, and more. Contact your county’s human service department or submit a request through your Colorado PEAK account to get connected. (If you are a Denver County resident, you can apply here).

Swipe Out Hunger Update:

Meal requests have closed for the Spring 2022 semester. Please email singlestop@ucdenver.edu if you have questions about the program

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