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Resources for FSW First Generation Students

What does First Generation mean?

First Generation college students are students who are the first in their family to graduate with a 4-year college degree. This means that no parent/step-parent/guardian in the home has graduated with a baccalaureate (4-year) degree.

Approximately 41% of all FSW students are considered first generation.

US Department of Education notes that 33% of students in college today are the first in their family to attend college.