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Fletcher, Carla; Cornett, Allyson; Webster, Jeff; Ashton, Bryan – Trellis Company, 2023
Trellis' Student Financial Wellness Survey (SFWS) seeks to document the financial well-being of post-secondary students and provide institutions with a detailed profile of the financial issues their students face, some of which could potentially impact their success in college. This report details aggregated findings for the 89 colleges and…
Descriptors: Well Being, Paying for College, Credit (Finance), Educational Finance
Carla Fletcher – Trellis Company, 2023
In order to thrive in college, students need general good health, sufficient energy, the capacity to focus on their studies, and the chance to actively participate in classes. Stress related to financial matters and mental health issues can disrupt the essential dynamics that contribute to achieving academic success. This brief examines data from…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Barriers, Costs, Financial Problems
Anthony Schuette – Trellis Company, 2023
Students who are unable to reliably commute to their college campus stand to fall behind in school or drop out altogether. For many students, the cost of transportation presents a barrier to higher education entry and completion. In 2020-2021, transportation costs accounted for nearly 20 percent of the cost of attending college for commuting…
Descriptors: Commuting Students, College Students, Transportation, Barriers
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
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
Fletcher, Carla; Cornett, Allyson; Webster, Jeff – Trellis Company, 2021
The State of Student Aid and Higher Education in Texas (SOSA) annual report from Trellis Research provides information helpful in informing policy and programs for higher education student financial aid. The report serves as a reference for colleges, universities, and policymakers, and provides a comparison of Texas state and federal student aid…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Higher Education, Student Loan Programs, Federal Aid
Fletcher, Carla; Webster, Jeff; Di, Wenhua – Trellis Company, 2020
To provide greater understanding, Trellis Research recently conducted a mixed-methods, outcomes-based study of parent PLUS borrowers in Texas. The study, "PLUS Borrowing in Texas: Repayment Expectations, Experience, and Hindsight by Minority-Serving Institution Status," provides a rare look into the repayment behavior of Parent PLUS…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, College Students, Parents, Educational Finance
Fletcher, Carla; Cornett, Allyson; Klepfer, Kasey – Trellis Company, 2020
The "State of Student Aid and Higher Education in Texas" ("SOSA") annual report from Trellis Research provides information helpful in informing policy and programs for higher education student financial aid. The report serves as a reference for colleges, universities, and policymakers, and provides a comparison of Texas state…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Higher Education, Student Loan Programs, Federal Aid
Fletcher, Carla; Klepfer, Kasey – Trellis Company, 2019
The State of Student Aid and Higher Education in Texas (SOSA) annual report from Trellis Research provides information helpful in informing policy and programs for higher education student financial aid. The report serves as a reference for colleges, universities, and policymakers, and provides a comparison of Texas state and federal student aid…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Higher Education, Student Loan Programs, Federal Aid
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
Fernandez, Chris; Webster, Jeff; Cornett, Allyson – Trellis Company, 2019
Recent research suggests that the combination of high and rising college prices, stagnant family incomes, and increased enrollment of lower-income students leaves many college students struggling to meet their basic needs, including adequate, regular nutrition. This report explores the lived experiences of students with low food security, how…
Descriptors: Hunger, College Students, At Risk Students, Coping