Life As A First-Generation College Student

According to a study by the Higher Education Research Institute, one in six college students in 2005 were first generation college students. These students came from a household where neither parent (or even grandparents) have a college degree. First-generation students may be less likely to know about the college application process and college traditions, so extra student support from college representatives may be helpful. If you are the first member of your family to pursue a higher education, here's what you can expect in a college program:

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