News, Resources, & Events
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Administrators, academic advisors, and financial aid officers may not be able to effectively support their students when communication lines are unreliable. This problem continues to affect universities, even when students seem more reachable through [...]
In 2005, Texas became a majority minority state when its non-White residents comprised the majority of the total population. This change was driven almost exclusively by a growing Hispanic population. As we move into the [...]
The Austin American-Statesman Names Trellis Company a Winner of the Austin Top Workplaces 2020 Award
The award highlights organizations in the Austin metropolitan area that score highly in key success measurements. Round Rock, TX – Trellis Company has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2020 honor by The Austin American-Statesman. The [...]
New website provides college students with money management tools, tips, and resources Round Rock, TX – Trellis Company, a nonprofit with the dual mission of helping student borrowers successfully repay their education loans and [...]
Round Rock, TX – The National Council of Higher Education Resources (NCHER) announced recently that Trellis Company President and Chief Executive Officer Scott Giles has been appointed as Board Chair of its Board of Directors [...]
Upcoming Webinars & Events
March 3, 2021
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CT
Complex financial aid jargon can be difficult for students and their families to understand. This webinar will explore how students interact with financial aid communications and provide practitioners with tips for simplifying important financial aid messages. Practitioners will learn how to improve financial aid communications using real-world examples, including FAFSA reminders, verification guidelines, and SAP appeals.
- Alyssa Takatori, Assistant Director, Student Financial Management Center, Georgia State University
- Dr. Zach Taylor, Institutional Support Consultant, Trellis Company
Mar 10, 2021
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CT
Now more than ever, the financial aid offer provides crucial communication for students and families to determine whether college will be affordable. Come learn how to share complicated financial aid information in a more student-centered way with uAspire, a national nonprofit that advises 10,000 students/year to navigate financial aid and train thousands of practitioners to do the same. Based on findings reported in Decoding the Cost of College: the Case for Transparent Financial Aid Offers, this session explores how different financial aid formats, terms, and calculations help or hinder student understanding and decision-making. The presentation will offer solutions to better inform students about college costs, the implications of aid.
- Laura Keane, Chief Policy Officer, uAspire
- Ali Caccavella, VP Policy & Systems Change, uAspire
- Zach Taylor, Institutional Support Consultant, Trellis Company