First-generation college students are more likely to take out undergraduate student loans than other students, and when they do, they tend to be for more money. I’m in a very similar boat, so you can imagine why I took advantage of the freeze.
For all its faults in tackling colorism and Afro-Latinx representation in film, there was one minority experience it handled well: the story of first-generation college students.
I’ve been talking about this with other members of my class in what feels like hushed tones. We’ve all suddenly been hit with a sense of sadness over our lost commencement we tell each other, but it feels selfish to voice it.
Let's talk about feelings of guilt that plague so many first-generation graduates.
As a culture, we put a lot of stock into graduations as signifiers of success. If what follows are feelings of anything but joy, it becomes all too easy for the feeling of loss to become guilt.
Mentors can raise self-confidence and connect first-gen students to pathways they didn't even know existed.
I’ve only been away from college for a couple of months and I’m already thinking about going back.…
Student debt is not uncommon and shouldn't be a topic swept under the rug.
People whose parents didn’t go to college are understandably less likely to go themselves, but for those that do, there’s a great chance that they’ll out-earn their parents.
It’s not a good time to be a first-generation college student without a safety net.