Emergency Aid Resources During COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Congress passed the CARES Act, which in part provides institutions with funding to deliver emergency aid to students. In anticipation of this financial support, Trellis Company has created a resource page for professionals administering emergency aid programs.

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Related Research

From: Klepfer, K., Cornett, A., Fletcher, C., & Webster, J. (2020). Student financial wellness survey: Fall 2019 semester results. Unpublished Tables.

  • 61% of public two-year students reported having trouble getting $500 in cash or credit to meet an unexpected need within the next month.
  • 57% of all four-year students reported having trouble getting $500 in cash or credit to meet an unexpected need within the next month.
  • 53% of all two-year students agreed or strongly agreed that they worry about being able to pay their monthly expenses.
  • 51% of all four-year students agreed or strongly agreed that they worry about being able to pay their monthly expenses.
  • 73% of all two-year students ran out of money at least once within the last 12 months.
  • 66% of all four-year students ran out of money at least once within the last 12 months.

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