By Elizabeth A. Harris
May 30, 2017
Getting into college and making it through can be hard no matter what your circumstances. But for first-generation students - the first in their families to attend college - the challenges are even greater because they must tackle them largely on their own. Students whose parents have gone to college can draw on that experience, perhaps talking to them about filling out applications or picking a major. Many college-educated parents also help their children financially, or provide a cushion if things go awry.
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