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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|

Improving Financial Wellness for College Students

Now more than ever, college students are concerned about the financial impact of getting a higher education. According to Trellis’ Fall 2019 Student Financial Wellness Survey of over 25,000 college students, three in every five students worry about having enough money to pay for their education, and around a quarter of them don’t know how [...]

2021-03-03T11:00:56-06:00February 3, 2021|Blog|

Feeling Ignored? Four Tips for Staying in Touch with Students

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 their smartphones. A study conducted by Baylor University found that college students spend more than eight hours a day on [...]

2021-03-03T11:00:57-06:00November 5, 2019|Blog|

The Changing Landscape of Texas’ Higher Education Students

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 future, these demographic shifts will continue to impact higher education as well as the Texas economy. Today, young Texans are [...]

2021-03-03T11:00:57-06:00May 31, 2019|Blog|

Welcome to the Trellis Blog!

If you’re new to Trellis, or just new to our blog, we’re excited you found us. And we’re looking forward to providing you with informative articles that you can immediately use in your role, whether you consider yourself a practitioner, academic, policymaker, or you just like staying current on trends in higher education. The Trellis [...]

2021-03-03T11:00:57-06:00May 31, 2019|Blog|

New Survey Examines Overall Financial Wellness Among College Students

Trellis Company’s latest study reveals significant financial challenges facing students and impacting their ability to continue and complete a college education Round Rock, TX – Today’s college students are facing a number of financial stressors that can impact their ability to stay in school and ultimately graduate. Whether paying tuition at the beginning [...]

2021-03-03T11:00:57-06:00June 24, 2019|Press Releases|

State of Student Aid in Higher Education in Texas report updated and now available in easy-to-search mobile format

Trellis Company Publishes Annual Reference Report, Including Mobile-friendly Option Round Rock, TX – Texas now has one of the highest high school graduation rates in the U.S., according to Trellis Company’s 2019 State of Student Aid and Higher Education in Texas (SOSA) report, published today. The annual reference report also found that Texas still [...]

2021-03-03T11:00:57-06:00January 17, 2019|Press Releases|

2018 State of Student Aid in Higher Education in Texas report sheds light on changing higher education demographics

Trellis Company Publishes Annual Reference Report Round Rock, TX – Only one-third of Texans age 25 and older have obtained a bachelor’s degree, according to Trellis Company’s annual State of Student Aid and Higher Education in Texas (SOSA) reference report, published today. The annual report, which provides information helpful in informing policy and programs, [...]

2021-03-03T11:00:57-06:00August 15, 2018|Press Releases|

Trellis Company Publishes Results of Spring 2018 Student Financial Wellness Survey

Survey reveals significant financial challenges facing students, which jeopardize degree completion and student loan repayment Round Rock, TX — Students struggling to meet the high cost of college find that unexpected expenses of just a few hundred dollars could threaten their ability to stay in school and graduate. This is among the findings of [...]

2021-03-03T11:00:57-06:00June 4, 2018|Press Releases|

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