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Are you a First Generation College Student?

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A first-generation college student is defined as 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 to attain a bachelor's degree. Being first-generation is a very proud accomplishment.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.

Get Involved and First Gen Offerings

There are many "firsts" to be proud of and being first in your family to attend college is no exception. KU has amazing resources and connections to help make your college transition and experience as smooth as possible. We want you to share you story as a first-generation college student with other students, faculty, and staff as a way to inspire and offer advice to the next generation. Submit your story today by clicking the link on the right side of this page!  Being a First-Generation student means many things, including getting to create a legacy to live on in your family.

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  • Are you a part of the First Generation Campus Community? Tell us about your story!