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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
Fletcher, Carla – Trellis Company, 2022
While enrollments across all higher education sectors decreased during the COVID-19 pandemic, this decline has been particularly steep for community colleges. Many colleges and universities across the country instituted tuition freezes during the pandemic as a way to try to retain enrolled students and attract potential students, and relief funds…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Money Management, Wellness
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
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
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
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
Ashton, Bryan; Taylor, Zach; Smith, Steve; Meghani, Sana; Pyka, Ryan – Trellis Company, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has thrust students, their support networks, and institutions of higher education toward a financial crisis. In response, the U.S. Senate signed the CARES Act into law, which provides institutions of higher education with $14 billion to support various campus functions. Within the CARES Act, the Senate allocated funding for…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation
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