Dec 8, 2016
What's it like being a first-generation college student? Unlike most of their peers, they can't rely on the experience of parents and family to help them register for classes, fill out financial aid forms, or quickly adjust to their new lives on campus. These are the stories of several first-generation college students and graduates, and this video explores their challenges, sources of support, and recommendations for policymakers. With a third of all incoming college freshmen being first-generation, telling their stories and informing stakeholders is more important than ever.