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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
Fletcher, Carla; Webster, Jeff; Cornett, Allyson; Niznik, Aaron; Gardner, Tanya; Knaff, Cassandra – Trellis Company, 2022
The Student Financial Wellness Survey (SFWS) provides a snapshot of student financial wellbeing during the fall of 2021. Over 700,000 students were surveyed from 104 schools in 25 states and 63,751 students responded. During this period Federal stimulus funding helped stabilize finances for many students, but many still struggled to make ends…
Descriptors: Well Being, Paying for College, Credit (Finance), Educational Finance