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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
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; 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
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
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
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
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
Fletcher, Carla; Fernandez, Chris; Klepfer, Kasey; Wartel, Max – Trellis Company, 2018
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, Enrollment, College Preparation
Webster, Jeff; Fernandez, Chris; Fletcher, Carla; Klepfer, Kasey – Trellis Company, 2017
The rising cost of attending college creates a financial challenge for most students, many of whom must take out student loans to pursue their education goals. Whether or not they earn a degree, these students will leave school with the burden of managing student debt. How well they manage this complex process may shape their personal finances for…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs, Debt (Financial), Student Financial Aid Officers