Student Financial Wellness Survey (SFWS)

About the Survey

Trellis Company conducts this annual, nationwide student financial wellness survey to explore the connection between student finances and academic success. Trellis is a nonprofit company with origins in administering federal student loan programs and has nearly 40 years of experience working with students and higher education institutions to expand opportunities for students.

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The Importance of Participating

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 deeper insights into the interconnectedness between student financial stress and student success, the SFWS can be used 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.
Alabama
Alabama State University
Drake State Community and Technical College
Miles College
Stillman College
Tuskegee University
University of South Alabama
University of West Alabama
Arizona
Diné College
California
Allan Hancock College
California State University – Sacramento
Imperial Valley College
Mission College
University of California at Davis
Colorado
Adams State University
Connecticut
University of New Haven
Florida
New College of Florida
Seminole State College of Florida
Valencia College
Georgia
Atlanta Metropolitan State College
Atlanta Technical College
Iowa
Northeast Iowa Community College
Illinois
Harper College
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Illinois at Springfield
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Wilbur Wright College
Kentucky
University of Louisville
Massachusetts
University of Massachusetts – Lowell
Maryland
McDaniel College
Washington Adventist University
Maine
Southern Maine Community College
Michigan
Bay de Noc Community College
Delta College
Glen Oaks Community College
Gogebic Community College
Henry Ford College
Jackson College
Kalamazoo Valley Community College
Kirtland Community College
Lake Michigan College
Lansing Community College
Macomb Community College
Mid Michigan College
Monroe County Community College
Montcalm Community College
Mott Community College
Muskegon Community College
North Central Michigan College
Northwestern Michigan College
Oakland Community College
Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College
Schoolcraft College
St. Clair County Community College
West Shore Community College
Minnesota
Martin Luther College
Mississippi
Mississippi Valley State University
Nebraska
Mid-Plains Community College
New Mexico
Dona Ana Community College
New Mexico State University – Alamogordo
New Mexico State University – Las Cruces
New York
D’Youville College
State University of New York Oneonta
The New School
North Carolina
Alamance Community College
Cape Fear Community College
Central Carolina Community College
Davidson County Community College
Fayetteville Technical Community College
Gaston College
Halifax Community College
Isothermal Community College
North Carolina Wesleyan College
Pitt Community College
Richmond Community College
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
Southeastern Community College
St. Augustine’s University
Stanly Community College
Surry Community College
Vance-Granville Community College
Wilkes Community College
Ohio
Belmont College
Central Ohio Technical College
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
Clark State College
Columbus State Community College
Cuyahoga Community College
Eastern Gateway Community College
Edison State Community College
Hocking College
Lakeland Community College
Lorain County Community College
Marion Technical College
North Central State College
Northwest State Community College
Owens Community College
Rhodes State College
Sinclair Community College
Southern State Community College
Stark State College
Terra State Community College
Washington State Community College
Zane State College
Oklahoma
Langston University
Southeastern Oklahoma State University
University of Oklahoma
University of Tulsa
Oregon
Southwestern Oregon Community College
Pennsylvania
Lincoln University
Northampton Community College
South Carolina
Morris College
Voorhees College
Tennessee
Belmont University
Bryan College
Chattanooga State Community College
Lane College
Texas
Altierus Career College
Amarillo College
Angelo State University
Austin Community College
Brazosport College
College of the Mainland
Concordia University Texas
Dallas College
Del Mar College
El Paso Community College
Frank Phillips College
Galveston College
Grayson College
Hill College
Houston Baptist University
Houston Community College
Howard College
Huston Tillotson University
Jarvis Christian College
Kilgore College
Lee College
Lone Star College
Lubbock Christian University
McLennan Community College
McMurry University
Navarro College
North Central Texas College
Northeast Lakeview College
Northeast Texas Community College
Northwest Vista College
Odessa College
Our Lady of the Lake University
Palo Alto College
Panola College
Paris Junior College
Prairie View A&M University
Sam Houston State University
San Antonio College
San Jacinto College
South Plains College
Southwest Texas Junior College
St. Mary’s University
St. Philip’s College
Stephen F. Austin State University
Sul Ross State University
Tarleton State University
Tarrant County College District
Temple College
Texarkana College
Texas A&M International University
Texas A&M University – College Station
Texas A&M University – Commerce
Texas A&M University – Kingsville
Texas A&M University – San Antonio
Texas Southern University
Texas Southmost College
Texas State University
Texas Tech University
Texas Woman’s University
Tyler Junior College
University of Dallas
University of Texas at Austin
University of Texas at El Paso
Victoria College
West Texas A&M University
Wharton County Junior College
Virginia
Bluefield College
University of Virginia
Washington
Green River College
Seattle Pacific University
Wisconsin
Madison Area Technical College

“The University of Oklahoma was extremely interested in participating in Trellis’ Student Financial Wellness Survey in the Spring 2018 semester. By participating in the survey we hope to include our students’ input into the national financial wellness data measures being collected. We plan to utilize this important research to further refine our various student financial services offered at the University of Oklahoma and to ensure we are addressing and targeting the actual needs of students as indicated in the final results.”

Judi Voeller, Associate Director, Grants, Research and Special Projects, The University of Oklahoma

“The Student Financial Wellness Survey has been a great resource for Palo Alto College. It has provided our entire community with strong research documenting the extent to which our students are struggling financially. We are already using the findings from the survey to inform our strategic planning and better support our students.”

Katherine Doss, Dean of Student Success, Palo Alto College
“The Trellis team was a pleasure to deal with, responding to clarifying questions throughout the planning and implementation process for the Student Financial Wellness Survey in a very timely manner as well as going above and beyond to provide documentation and supplemental information to help inform decision-making about the implementation across our institutions.”
Andrea Pellegrini, Assistant Director, USFSCO Student Money Management Center, University of Illinois System

“This survey is critical to our goal of removing as many non-academic barriers as possible.”

Susan Guzman-Trevino , Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs and Student Services, Temple Junior College, Temple, Texas

“The experience working with Trellis was very simple and smooth process. The data and perspective we received on students financial wellness is extremely valuable. This information will improve the Financial Learning Ambassador programming on all six Valencia College campuses. We are extremely grateful for this opportunity to ask crucial financial wellness questions to our students.”

Ilia Cordero, Assistant Director of Financial Aid, Valencia College