Success Through Advising & Resources (STAR) Program

The Success Through Advising & Resources (STAR) Program provides additional support services, academic advising, and career counseling from a Normandale Counselor for Normandale students on SNAP (food stamps). The program is designed to:

  • provide career-focused support and training to students on SNAP.  Help them increase their skills and find employment. 
  • give additional support and career development services from a Normandale Counselor

For more Information about the program contact: 
Normandale STAR Program Counselor 
Valerie Dean
(952) 358-8253 


How to Enroll in SNAP

  • To participate in the STAR Program you must be enrolled in SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program).   
  • SNAP is a federal food assistance program which provides monthly benefits to help individuals and families pay for groceries. SNAP is also sometimes referred to as food stamps or EBT.  Find out more about SNAP here
  • Apply here:
  • If you need help figuring out if you qualify for and applying to SNAP you can: 
  • If you need additional food support Normandale has an on-campus food shelf the Campus Cupboard and a Student Resource Center.   

Program Benefits

a. Dedicated counselor to help navigate college
b. Assistance with career development and academic planning  
c. Help accessing emergency grants 

Program Requirements

Program Components

  • Get monthly support from a Normandale Counselor focusing on specific areas of academic planning and career exploration. 
  • Assistance accessing emergency grants and referrals to support services.