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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
Cornett, Allyson – Trellis Company, 2023
College students are particularly vulnerable to mental health challenges that can significantly impede their academic performance, social lives, and cognitive abilities. While mental and emotional health concerns have long been present on college campuses, research suggests certain disorders and behaviors have worsened since the onset of the…
Descriptors: College Students, Mental Health, Student Surveys, Depression (Psychology)
Cornett, Allyson – Trellis Company, 2023
Although food insecurity is common among college students, they face significant barriers in accessing food assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Despite being a proven program designed to ameliorate food insecurity, eligibility requirements and student-specific restrictions have prevented many eligible students…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Welfare Services, Nutrition, Hunger
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
Cornett, Allyson; Knaf, Cassandra; Fletcher, Carla – Trellis Company, 2022
This brief examines data from 19,934 students with self-reported educational debt in Trellis' Fall 2021 Student Financial Wellness Survey (SFWS), with special emphasis on their financial security and attitudes toward their loans, debt, and debt forgiveness. Nearly two-thirds of borrowers had accumulated more debt than expected, and 36 percent did…
Descriptors: Student Loan Programs, Debt (Financial), Financial Problems, Student Attitudes
Fletcher, Carla – Trellis Company, 2022
Many college students struggle to make ends meet while enrolled and sometimes must turn to a wide variety of safety net resources, including official government programs, borrowing from family, and selling belongings. This brief examines data from 63,751 undergraduate students who responded to Trellis' Fall 2021 Student Financial Wellness Survey…
Descriptors: Paying for College, Financial Problems, Undergraduate Students, Educational Finance
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
Webster, Jeff; Fletcher, Carla; Cornett, Allyson; Knaff, Cassandra – Trellis Company, 2021
As the COVID-19 pandemic is proving, maintaining student financial wellness is key to keeping students enrolled. The Student Financial Wellness Survey (SFWS) was open from October 2020 to November 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic and the associated economic crisis were prominent concerns for students as they navigated a mostly remote learning…
Descriptors: Student Surveys, Wellness, Money Management, Undergraduate Students
Klepfer, Kasey; Cornett, Allyson; Fletcher, Carla; Webster, Jeff – Trellis Company, 2020
Higher education leaders are looking for high impact ways to improve retention and graduation rates in a climate of austere budgets. Increasingly, higher education sees the interplay of finances and academic performance as a key driver of student success. Across the nation, measurable improvements in student success outcomes are observed when…
Descriptors: Money Management, College Students, Paying for College, Student Employment
Klepfer, Kasey; Cornett, Allyson; Fletcher, Carla; Webster, Jeff – Trellis Company, 2019
Higher education leaders are looking for high impact ways to improve retention and graduation rates in a climate of austere budgets. Increasingly, higher education sees the interplay of finances and academic performance as a key driver of student success. Across the nation, measurable improvements in student success outcomes are observed when…
Descriptors: Wellness, Money Management, Academic Achievement, Strategic Planning