What Do Students Do When They Can’t Pay for College? And How Schools Can Address Student Basic Needs

Tuesday, June 28, 2022: 2:40 PM-3:40 PM
Meeting Room 12 (Austin Convention Center)

Session Type: Interest Sessions
Track: Research & Data Analysis Track
Audience: All
Credit Type: Credit Hours and Clock Hours
School Type: All Schools
The inability to meet full financial need leads many students to resort to risky forms of credit, including PLUS loans for parents who otherwise would be ineligible to borrow, credit cards, auto title loans, and payday loans. With limited options, many students struggle with basic needs and become food and housing insecure. The results from the Trellis Student Financial Wellness Survey (SFWS) will be shared, showing how students are struggling to pay for college and making hard choices. Panelists from Trellis and two institutions of higher education discuss the data and offer ideas and options during higher education’s difficult moment.
Jeff Webster (Trellis Company)
Carla Fletcher (Trellis Company)
Shawn Brick (University of California, Office of the President)
Philip Schuman (Indiana University - University Student Services and Systems)