Supporting first-generation, low-income students through postsecondary: Opinion

Two recent articles discuss how first-generation and low-income (FGLI) students need special supports to help them succeed in postsecondary education. Julie Carballo describes how colleges and universities can engage with the families of first-generation students to help those families become partners in student success. Josh Farris and Chi Chan echo Carballo’s writing, additionally drawing attention to best practices that can be used to support FGLI students. Farris and Chan recommend that institutions ensure that financial aid covers all student expenses, provide training to faculty and staff who will be interacting with FGLI students, engage student families through programming and newsletters, and include FGLI students in the development and deployment of programs and resources meant to help them. Inside Higher Ed (1)| Inside Higher Ed (2) Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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