For some families their children will be the first to attend college. A guide has been created to help first-generation college students. The guide focuses on grants, scholarships, and additional resources that first-generation students in particular should look into. The many roadblocks that are in place for these students such as college applications are also mentioned in the guide. There is even a Q&A on questions that are common for first-generation students to have about college, and resources to help stay focused on graduating.
You may not be surprised to learn that 89% of first-generation college students leave college after six years without finishing their degrees because they come from low-income and middle-income households.This unfortunate statistic may be related to the fact that many first-generation students come from low to middle-income families. Financial struggles should not be a reason for these students to stop going to college. The creators of this guide do not want these students do not fall through the cracks. Graduating with an advanced degree from a family rewarding and this guide was designed to help.