October 24, 2013
New Resources Encourage First-Generation Students
As many colleges and advocacy groups focus on socioeconomic diversity and retention, meeting the needs of students who are the first in their families to pursue a degree has become a priority. To recruit students to a campus and to support them to graduation, some promising approaches are emerging.
Preparing first-generation students for the rigors of higher education, providing them with financial aid, and connecting them with the campus community are the biggest challenges
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