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Upcoming Webinars and Events
March 3, 2021
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CT
Complex financial aid jargon can be difficult for students and their families to understand. This webinar will explore how students interact with financial aid communications and provide practitioners with tips for simplifying important financial aid messages. Practitioners will learn how to improve financial aid communications using real-world examples, including FAFSA reminders, verification guidelines, and SAP appeals.
- Alyssa Takatori, Assistant Director, Student Financial Management Center, Georgia State University
- Dr. Zach Taylor, Institutional Support Consultant, Trellis Company
Mar 10, 2021
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CT
Now more than ever, the financial aid offer provides crucial communication for students and families to determine whether college will be affordable. Come learn how to share complicated financial aid information in a more student-centered way with uAspire, a national nonprofit that advises 10,000 students/year to navigate financial aid and train thousands of practitioners to do the same. Based on findings reported in Decoding the Cost of College: the Case for Transparent Financial Aid Offers, this session explores how different financial aid formats, terms, and calculations help or hinder student understanding and decision-making. The presentation will offer solutions to better inform students about college costs, the implications of aid.
- Laura Keane, Chief Policy Officer, uAspire
- Ali Caccavella, VP Policy & Systems Change, uAspire
- Zach Taylor, Institutional Support Consultant, Trellis Company
Webinars on Demand
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]