Center for Access Services (CAS) Center for Access Services

The Center for Access Services (CAS) provides a broad range of non-academic supports, along with campus and community referrals, dedicated to enhancing college affordability and promoting self-sufficiency for every STCC student.

Who We Are

CAS is a student service center that opened in the fall of 2014. CAS staff works to connect students with federal and state financial resources, community based organizations, and other support services to help them overcome non-academic barriers that may be impacting their ability to stay in school.

CAS also houses a range of services and initiatives, including STCC's very own Ram Cupboard (emergency food pantry).

The center provides FREE help to eligible students in accessing the following resources and services:

  • Grocery Assistance
  • Emergency Housing Options
  • Utility Assistance
  • Health Insurance
  • Educational Matched Savings Accounts
  • Financial Counseling
  • And more!

Grocery Assistance

The Ram CupboardThe Ram Cupboard

The Ram Cupboard is an emergency food pantry located in the center, and is overseen by CAS staff. The Ram Cupboard is designed to help support students in meeting basic nutritional needs by allowing them access to emergency groceries.

SNAP Application Assistance

Center staff are trained in assisting students with applying, and recertifying for SNAP (formerly known as food stamp) benefits. Stop in today to see if you may qualify.

Meal Cards

Students who agree to meet with one of our staff members, may be eligible to receive meal cards that can be redeemed at the cafeteria located in Building 2. This is a free hot plate, single use, meal option for students in need of this support.

$10 Farmers' Market Coupons (seasonal)The Framers' Market

The Farmers' Market @STCC was established in the summer of 2015. The college provides a, limited, number of $10 coupons to students interested in shopping at the market for fresh and locally grown produce. The market operates on Wednesdays from 12pm-3pm, and is located on the campus green across from Building 13. Be sure to check your student emails, or campus signage, for dates of operation as they vary each season.

Your Connection to Financial Stability

CAS' main focus is student success. One way to promote success is by coaching students toward financial stability. The center hosts a variety of seminars on the budget development process, credit and debt management, credit score recovery, and more.

Speak with one of our staff members today to learn how you can receive a match of $1,500, to use towards educational expenses, through our Matched Savings Program.

Contact Information:

Walk-ins or appointments
Monday through Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm
Building 15, Room 107
Phone: 413-755-5761