Coos Campus
Newmark Center
1988 Newmark Ave.
Coos Bay, OR  97420

Curry Campus:
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Apply for SNAP Benefits

If you or someone you know needs immediate food assistance visit

Southwestern’s Free Supply Pantry is a resource for food, clothing, and hygiene supplies. Currently the pantry is available to students by appointment only. Please call 541-888-7316 or email us to request an appointment.

SNAP Recipients Eligible for Free Education and Career Services!

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

What is STEP?

STEP (SNAP Training & Employment Program) is a free, voluntary program that can provide students and job seekers added support and some financial assistance to get started on and reach their career and/or education goals. Simply put, your success is our goal!

Am I eligible?

TANF recipients are not eligible, please contact us if your TANF benefits are ending soon!

How can STEP help me?

  • GED®, College Readiness & Education Planning, Academic Support
  • Financial Aid & Scholarships Navigation, Tuition Assistance
  • Course and Testing Fees, Supplies, Books
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Career Readiness, Individualized Job Search, Applications, Resume
  • Interview & Work Clothing, Equipment, Tools
  • Community Resources & Referrals

And much more!

How do I enroll in STEP at Southwestern?

Participants determined eligible for STEP will schedule a time to meet with their assigned Career Coach to develop an individualized plan to fit their needs and goals.

Need help choosing a career?

Use our Career Coach to find out how your interests match up with current education and career pathways!