Congrats! You’re the First in Your Family to Get Into College. Now What?
Ira Porter, The Christian Science Monitor
Cameron Russell’s mother, a rural mail carrier, and father, a crawfish farmer, always pushed him toward college, even though they didn’t have degrees. But his family’s encouragement could only go so far.
Undergraduates who are the first in their family to attend college often need help navigating campuses, filling out financial aid forms, and adapting to the pressures of cultural change. To aid them, organizations are honing their support to focus on everything that’s needed to achieve a degree.