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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; 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
Knaff, Cassandra; Fletcher, Carla; Cornett, Allyson – Trellis Company, 2022
Postsecondary students face a myriad of complex financial decisions and tasks, such as financing their education, choosing a major with a return on investment, budgeting, and crafting repayment strategies for credit card and student loan debt(s). With respect to student loans, many borrowers feel "burdened by the repayment process" and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Paying for College, Money Management, Student Loan Programs
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
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; Webster, Jeff – Trellis Company, 2020
The Student Financial Wellness Survey (SFWS) is a self-reported, online survey that seeks to document the financial well-being and student success indicators of postsecondary students across the nation. This brief contains key findings and take-aways from the analysis of SFWS data by school sector. Key findings include: (1) Community college…
Descriptors: Student Surveys, Online Surveys, Money Management, Well Being
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
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