First-Generation College Students
A first-generation college student is generally defined as someone whose parents did not attend college. By taking this important step and enrolling at UC Blue Ash College, you could become the first in your family to earn a college degree.
This is a life-changing accomplishment that can help you reach your professional goals and change the career paths of your family members for generations to come by making a college degree an expectation.
Nearly half of the students at UC Blue Ash College are first-generation college students.
About First-Generation Students
How do I know if I'm a first-generation student?
A first-generation college student is generally defined as someone whose parents did not attend college.
Why is it important to know whether I'm first-generation?
Making the adjustment to college-level academics can be very challenging. When you don't know what to expect or don't have someone close to you who has been through it before, it can be even harder. We are here to help with faculty and staff members who once were first-generation students and can offer advice, support and direction to all of the resources UC Blue Ash offers.
What type of resources does UC Blue Ash provide?
You can receive free tutoring through our academic labs that cover subjects including foreign language, math, science, study skills, and writing. Our academic advisors will help you identify the academic program and degree that best fits your interests and skills. Our professors make a point of being available to our students to help with questions and provide individual attention. We also offer a variety of opportunities to engage on our campus through our Student Life office. You can join clubs, become a student orientation leader, attend campus events, or participate in our different mentoring programs.
What if I have questions about financial aid, scholarships, or grants?
There are specific requirements to receive and maintain most types of tuition assistance; it's critical that you understand and meet those requirements. You can get the information and answers you need at the UC Blue Ash One Stop Student Service Center (Muntz Hall 150). Our University Service Associates are here to help.
Is it unusual to be a first-generation college student?
No, it's not unusual. Depending on the college or university you attend, it may be more or less common for the student population to have a high number of first-gen students. At UC Blue Ash College, you'll be well represented, as about half of our students are first-generation.
First-Generation Student Success Story
First-generation students are some of our favorites, because they often come to higher education with unmatched energy and excitement. Joseph Tran (Pre-Psychology) is a perfect example.
All Sorts of Support
Are you ready to learn more about the support we provide for first-generation students? Below are links to various resources that will help you along your journey.
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