The term ‘‘first-generation college student’’ means— (A) An individual both of whose parents did not complete a baccalaureate degree; or (B) In the case of any individual who regularly resided with and received support from only one parent, an individual whose only such parent did not complete a baccalaureate degree.
Download a virtual background to celebrate your status as a first gen student or to show your support for first gen students on campus.
Augusta University hosts First-Gen Celebration Week to uplift and support students
whose parent(s) or guardian(s) did not attain a baccalaureate degree.
“It is never easy for a first-generation student. But today, there are so many resources available. Augusta University has the advising center, writing center, our great advisors and faculty in the social science department and many other resources students can take advantage of. I recommend joining student groups and getting involved on campus.”
"My mom always said children are supposed to go further and be better in life. I have the opportunity to be a better representation of my parents and family.”
“We did not have the resources to figure out what to do with life. There were no guidance counselors to guide us through the application process, how to apply for loans and FASFA, or how to determine a major.”
Lauren Ramos, a senior communications student, talks about her experience as a first-generation
student. “My family has been very encouraging about going to college and wants us
to get a good career.”