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Trellis Company Releases Important Insights into Texas’ Higher Education Readiness and Finance Needs, Including COVID-19 Funding Allocations

Annual State of Student Aid Report Covers Pre-Pandemic and Pandemic-Impacted Progress and Statistics Round Rock, TX – Despite higher unemployment rates due to the COVID-19 pandemic, having a higher education credential still leads to a higher likelihood of employment, according to Trellis Company’s 2021 State of Student Aid and Higher Education in Texas (SOSA) report. [...]

2021-03-23T10:20:12-05:00March 22, 2021|Press Releases|

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 list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology partner Energage, LLC. [...]

2021-03-03T11:00:56-06:00November 9, 2020|Press Releases|

Trellis Company President and CEO Appointed to Board Chair of NCHER Board of Directors

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 for 2020-2021, effective July 1, 2020. The nation’s oldest and largest higher education finance trade association, NCHER strives to “enhance [...]

2021-03-03T11:00:56-06:00July 7, 2020|Press Releases|

Trellis’ Student Financial Wellness Survey Provides New Insights into the Financial Challenges Facing College Students

Round Rock, TX – More than sixty percent of students responding to Trellis’ annual Student Financial Wellness Survey (SFWS) signaled concern about college affordability. Nearly a quarter of them lacked a plan on how to pay for their next semester. While the survey was conducted just a few months prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Trellis’ [...]

2021-03-03T11:00:56-06:00July 1, 2020|Press Releases|

Trellis’ Annual State of Student Aid 2020 Provides Important Insights into the State’s Higher Education Readiness and Finance Needs and Includes Recent CARES Act Funding Allocations

Round Rock, TX – Eighty percent of all freshmen attending Texas public institutions in fall 2018 were enrolled at community colleges, according to Trellis Company’s 2020 State of Student Aid and Higher Education in Texas (SOSA) report, published today. The report, which is updated and published annually, also reveals that the cost to attend the [...]

2021-03-03T11:00:56-06:00May 27, 2020|Press Releases|

New Research Study Shines a Light on Repayment Expectations and Financial Outcomes for Parent PLUS Borrowers in Texas

By examining loan portfolio data and interviewing parent borrowers, the study reveals the impact of Parent PLUS borrowing. Round Rock, TX – Helping students meet their full financial need to attend college is an increasing challenge. While there is wide-spread information available on the outcomes of federal student borrowers, far less data is available about [...]

2021-03-03T11:00:56-06:00January 23, 2020|Press Releases|

New Report Examines College Students’ Ability to Meet Basic Food Needs and the Impact it has on their Education Aspirations

Trellis Company’s latest research, ‘Studying on Empty: A Qualitative Study of Low Food Security Among College Students,’ followed 72 college students for nine months to monitor the effects of low food security and the influence food challenges have on academic performance Round Rock, TX – Most college students are committed to their education [...]

2021-03-03T11:00:56-06:00October 8, 2019|Press Releases|

Trellis Company and Trellis Foundation Donate $50,000 to Support Victims of El Paso Shooting

Donations to support the educational needs of victims and their families impacted by the August 3rd tragedy Round Rock, TX – Trellis Company (Trellis) and Trellis Foundation have donated a total of $50,000 to Paso del Norte Community Foundation in support of the El Paso Victims Relief Fund. Each entity donated $25,000. Specifically, the donations [...]

2021-03-03T11:00:56-06:00August 29, 2019|Press Releases|

A Closer Look at Low-Income Student Programs with Proven Results

Getting a higher education is often the first step in increasing one’s economic mobility. Having a postsecondary degree offers more opportunities for employment, as well as higher lifetime earnings than those without a degree. Students seek out education as a means to increase their earning potential, and this is why many students of low-income socioeconomic [...]

2021-03-30T14:48:10-05:00March 30, 2021|Blog|

Supporting First Generation College Students

“Uplifting and centralizing first generation students’ experiences is important because they affect the policies and changes that our institutions make,” says Dr. LaTonya Rease Miles, the Dean of Student Affairs at Menlo College. Higher education practitioners have a role to play in helping all students succeed, but that role is of critical importance for first [...]

2021-03-08T16:04:08-06:00March 8, 2021|Blog|

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