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Cornett, Allyson – Trellis Company, 2022
When students are food insecure, they often encounter adverse health, social, and academic outcomes, including harm to cognitive functions, mental health, and academic performance. Additionally, compared to food secure peers, students struggling with food insecurity are 43 percent less likely to graduate from college with a two- or four-year…
Descriptors: College Students, Knowledge Level, Food Service, Hunger
Cornett, Allyson; Fletcher, Carla – Trellis Company, 2022
College students are unable to meet their basic needs (food, housing, utilities, etc.) at greater rates than the general adult population of the United States. When students lack enough to eat and/or are unable to secure safe, stable housing, they often face tolls to their psychological and physical health. Additionally, compared to peers who are…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Needs, Food, Hunger
Fletcher, Carla; Cornett, Allyson; Knaff, Cassandra; Webster, Jeff – Trellis Company, 2022
As the COVID-19 pandemic has proved, maintaining student financial wellness is key to keeping students enrolled. The Student Financial Wellness Survey (SFWS) was administered a year and a half into the pandemic, during a time when vaccinations were allowing schools to return to in-person learning, but the pandemic was continuing to have a strong…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Finance, Wellness, Money Management
Cornett, Allyson – Trellis Company, 2022
It is well demonstrated that basic needs insecurities (i.e., food insecurity, housing insecurity, or homelessness) are more pronounced among certain groups of historically marginalized students, including students of color at traditionally under-resourced Historically Black Colleges and University (HBCUs), Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs),…
Descriptors: Student Needs, College Students, Minority Serving Institutions, Black Colleges
Fletcher, Carla; Cornett, Allyson; Webster, Jeff – Trellis Company, 2022
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, Educational Policy, Paying for College
Webster, Jeff; Cornett, Allyson; Fletcher, Carla – Trellis Company, 2020
In January 2017, Trellis launched the Financial Security Study (FSS) to shed light on a broad set of questions related to students' basic needs and academic experiences. Working with 11 institutions in Texas and Florida from late January to October of 2017, researchers interviewed 72 students every 30 days or so to discuss their recent experiences…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Needs, Eating Habits, Educational Finance
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
Trellis Company, 2018
In January 2017, Trellis launched a nine-month study aimed at better understanding the non-academic challenges that postsecondary students face and the ways they try to meet their basic needs while pursuing academic goals. Working with 11 institutions in Texas and Florida, researchers recruited a cohort of 72 current undergraduate students. Though…
Descriptors: Money Management, Undergraduate Students, Longitudinal Studies, Student Diversity