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Success through Advising and Resources Program (STAR)

Are you receiving SNAP (food stamps) and pursuing an AS or AAS degree, or a certificate?

Check out the STAR Program which can provide you all kinds of services that will help you fulfill your college goals. Receive a $500 student support grant each semester, and with a dedicated counselor, explore:

  • Normandale grants and scholarships
  • Personalized career development and academic planning support
  • Taking free career assessments  
  • Basic needs support and other resources
  • Roadblocks to academic success
  • Developing achievable goals
  • Job-seeking strategies 


Apply for STAR 


Am I Eligible? 

 I am enrolled in Qualifying Degree Program 

  •  Students pursuing an Associate of Science (AS), Associate of Applied Science (AAS), Associate of Arts in Pre-Nursing or Pre-Dental, or most Certificates are eligible. Review degrees and certificates that qualify below.

I am enrolled in SNAP 

  • The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also sometimes referred to as food stamps or Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT), is a food assistance program to help you pay for groceries. Not receiving food stamps or EBT? Learn how to enroll in SNAP below.

Normandale is an equal opportunity provider.

Campus Cupboard

The Campus Cupboard provides Normandale students with free food and hygiene items.

Advising and Counseling

The Advising, Counseling and Career Center is available to assist students with academic, personal and career questions and concerns. 

Student Resources

The Student Resource Center can fill you in on campus and community resources so you can overcome barriers to your academic success.


Valerie Dean

STAR Program Counselor

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