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Are you a First Generation College Student?

First Gen LogoWelcome First Generation College Students!

About 30% of all undergraduate college students are first generation.

A First Generation College Student (FGCS) is a student whose parent(s)/legal guardian(s) have not completed a bachelor's degree. This means that you are the first in your family to attend a four-year college/university.  Being a first generation student means many things, including getting to create a legacy to live on in your family. Being first is something to take pride in and celebrate.

While at KU, it is important to take advantage of the Resources here on campus. If college language is new to you, taking a look at the KU Glossary will be extremely helpful, as well.

Check out these resources and articles about navigating college as a first generation college student:

Share your story with us!

If you are a Student or Faculty, you can submit your first gen story today!


We recognize that you might have lots of questions and encourage you to ask away. No question is too little, too big, and all are relevant towards enhancing your unique experience and journey.

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