Student Financial Wellness Survey2018-04-25T10:37:38+00:00

Student Financial Wellness Survey

The Student Financial Wellness Survey (SFWS) seeks to document the financial well-being and student success outcomes of post-secondary students across the nation. This self-reported, online survey of students is 100% free for institutions to use. By providing a deeper understanding of the interconnectedness between student success and financial strain, the SFWS has the potential to:

  • Inform college success and financial support programming at institutions.
  • Provide institutional reports on the financial wellness of the student body and key campus climate metrics.
  • Use institutional data to provide context to student responses and inform campus policy.
  • Create a nationally-recognized data set around student finances that aligns with the needs of post-secondary institutions, state and federal governments, as well as nonprofit entities.

What will your institution receive?

  • An institutional report of findings from the SFWS, including student perceptions of their institution and analysis of results by student characteristics and key institutional data points.
  • An aggregate report of findings from the SFWS allowing institutions to compare to the broader data set.
  • Consultation on interpretation of survey findings and access to best practices related to institutional success.

Survey questions

The survey includes questions on:

  • Financial challenges

  • Student debt

  • Financial stress

  • Student perceptions

  • Financial behaviors

  • Academic goals

  • Attitudes on debt

  • Public assistance usage

  • Paying for college

  • Financial knowledge

  • Housing insecurity

  • Food insecurity

  • Transportation insecurity

To inquire about participation, please visit our sign up page.

General Information

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Make payments online through the myTG portal, or mail checks to:

Trellis Collections
P.O. Box 659602
San Antonio, TX 78265-9602