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Barone, Sandra; Knaff, Cassandra; Fletcher, Carla – Trellis Company, 2023
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the application that postsecondary students complete to receive federal grants, work-study, and loans; as well as some state and institutional grants, and private financial aid. In 2019-2020, 17.7 million undergraduates filed a FAFSA and in 2021-2022, full-time equivalent students received an…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Federal Aid, Higher Education, Academic Persistence
Niznik, Aaron; Fletcher, Carla; Barone, Sandra – Trellis Company, 2022
This brief explores the unique financial circumstances of parenting students, a population that makes up nearly a quarter of all postsecondary students. We find that parenting students are more likely to report experiencing financial struggles, use public assistance more often, and are more reliant on credit cards. At the same time, parenting…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, Parents, Higher Education, Financial Problems
Niznik, Aaron; Fletcher, Carla; Barone, Sandra – Trellis Company, 2022
Youth formerly in foster care (YFFC) are more likely to report facing financial struggles while in college and may lack resources, marketable skills, and have limited networks/ support to rely on. These students may not have access to the same kind of family support as their peers. To address these challenges, this population relies more heavily…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Financial Problems, Paying for College, Educational Finance
Niznik, Aaron; Barone, Sandra; Gardner, Tanya; Webster, Jeff – Trellis Company, 2022
The report provides a landscape analysis of the workforce development environment in Texas. Many organizations are performing valuable roles in ensuring that the labor markets in Texas operate efficiently, supplying employers with skilled workers and providing workers with opportunities to continue their career advancement through reskilling. The…
Descriptors: Labor Force, Geographic Regions, Labor Force Development, Job Skills