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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|

Career Readiness Starts with Higher Ed and Workforce Collaboration

It is one thing for a student to take the steps to enroll in college and after years of dedication to their program or study of choice, earn a certificate or degree. But then what? How well are colleges and universities preparing their students for the steps that come next – success in the workforce? [...]

2021-12-14T09:45:25-06:00December 13, 2021|Blog|

4 Strategies for Clear Financial Aid Communication

Overview To improve financial aid communications, use clearer language that’s free of institutional jargon or advanced financial terminology. Apply readability measures, such as the Flesch-Kincaid grade level, to your financial aid communications materials. Use familiar language and images—school sayings, mascots, etc.—to create memorable and relatable messaging. Utilize graphics and interactivity in your campaigns but keep [...]

2021-09-24T09:54:54-05:00September 23, 2021|Blog|

Key Principles for Customer Service in Higher Education

A reputation for bad customer service can stick to an organization, and institutions of higher education aren’t immune. But when schools provide good customer service, students feel more comfortable asking for help, assured that their issues will be taken seriously. A solid foundation for customer service can even make the jobs of all faculty and [...]

2021-07-09T16:55:36-05:00July 9, 2021|Blog|

5 Tips for Helping Students Succeed after Graduation

Graduating from college is no small feat. According to data from the National Center for Education Statistics, only 62% of bachelor’s-degree-seeking students overall graduate with a degree. In fact, many colleges and universities see their graduation rate as a key success metric. It’s a number that can add credibility to an institution’s recruiting efforts. But [...]

2021-05-25T13:09:17-05:00May 24, 2021|Blog|

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