Benefits - Cash, Health Insurance & Food

The SparkPoint Center and Financial Aid Office can connect you to cash, health insurance and food resources that will offset your living costs.


Students who meet the eligibility requirements are entitled to certain public benefits from the county in which they reside. offers a user friendly portal to the online application for:

1) Cash aid for families with children or pregnant women in their third trimester (CalWORKs),


2) Food Assistance (CalFresh) and


3) Health Insurance (Medi-Cal).






Schedule an appointment by calling or emailing:

Phone: (650) 738-7172



Spring Semester Hours:


Monday & Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Unsure if you are eligible?

Click here to fill out a short screening questionnaire (5 minutes) to see if you might be eligible for these benefits.


Additional resources:

For residents of San Mateo County:

Access and Care for Everyone (ACE) (Healthcare Coverage)


Other Health Coverage Programs for Families

For residents of San Francisco County:

Healthy San Francisco (Healthcare Coverage)


Non-students who wish to apply for public benefits should schedule an appointment with a SparkPoint Financial Coach.



Benefits Access for College Completion is a partnership with the Center for Law and Social Policy and the American Association of Community Colleges to increase access to resources for eligible students.


For more information about this project click here.