ACP Might Be the Best Cell Phone Plan for Students - EASY Wireless

The Affordable Connectivity Program might be the best cell phone plan for students and their parents.

Have You heard of the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) from the Federal Government?

What is ACP?

ACP provides a discount on cell phone service that can cut or even eliminate monthly cell phone and internet bills for your household through certain cell phone service providers like EASY Wireless.

Households that have a student participating in the National School Lunch Program NSLP or Community Eligibility Program (that provides free breakfast or lunch to all students in the school) are eligible for ACP benefits.

If you apply with through EASY Wireless and are approved, you will receive

  • Free Monthly Talk, Text and Data
  • and a FREE Smartphone
How to claim these new ACP Benefits with your NSLP and CEP participation - EASY Wireless

How to claim these new ACP Benefits with your NSLP and CEP participation.

There are 4 simple steps when applying to claim your ACP Benefits 

  1. Fill out your email and zip code in the Easy Wireless “Enroll Now” Box below.
  2. Fill in the required fields in our system to start the application process.
  3. You will be automatically taken to the National Verifier to upload proof to confirm CEP or NSLP eligibility. (Don’t worry, we’ll cover this below.)
  4. Once confirmed we’ll ship you out your FREE Smartphone and SIM card.

After you have filled out the fields in Step 2 above you will be taken automatically taken to the National Verifier.

Helpful Tip:

When an application is submitted, the Lifeline National Eligibility Verifier (National Verifier) verifies consumer information. This data is immediately compared to government databases.

If the consumers’ information cannot be found in any of the available databases, you can submit further documentation for verification.

NSLP CEP Verification at the National Verifier (USAC) - EASY Wireless

NSLP CEP Verification at the National Verifier (USAC)

After you have filled out your contact info in our registration system, will be automatically taken to the National Verifier (USAC).

  • When you get to the National Verifier and are participating in the Community Eligibility Program (CEP) or National School Lunch Program (NSLP) the National Verifier (USAC) will provide a list of participating schools
  • Find your school on the list and select it.
  • You will then need to upload proof of eligibility – from those below
  • A report card from the school with your child’s name on it. In the current or previous year
  • School notice of participation in the program and proof your child attend’s the school.

What if my school is not listed as participating in CEP or NSLP?

If you your school does not appear in the database but is participating in these programs, you can still apply.

  • After you enter the state, county, then list of schools appears.
  • There will be a blank line to "add your school’s name"
  • You will then need to provide proof as listed above.

Other Options To Get Approved for ACP

Another option is through other government assistance programs. You may already be participating in other programs that will automatically confirm your eligibility.

These include:

  • WIC
  • Medicaid
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps or SNAP)
  • Supplemental Security Income
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance
  • Veterans and Survivors Pension Benefit
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
  • Tribally-Administered Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
  • Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations
  • Tribal Head Start

Qualify for ACP Through Income

Lastly You Can Qualify if you income is 200% of the Federal Poverty Line or Lower. To view the income chart, click here.

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EASY Wireless is Here to Help

If you have questions before or during the application process, we are here to help.

We make everything EASY!

Ready to Sign Up for the Best Cell Phone Plan for Students?

Start receiving FREE Monthly Talk, Text, and Data.

Plus, a FREE smartphone.

Fill out your email and zip code in the box below and click “Enroll Now” to apply for free cell phone service.

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Additional ACP FAQs

Is there free internet for students without NSLP or CEP?

Yes, you may still be eligible for ACP through various government programs such as SNAP, SSI, WIC, and more.

Additional Ways to Qualify for ACP Benefits for College Students.

Learn how college students may qualify ACP benefits through Pell Grant Awards.