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Resources for First-Gen/Low-Income Students

An online platform that empowers first-generation and/or low-income (FGLI) students by providing information, advice and support. Rise First has over 1,200 curated resources and programs nationwide to help FGLI students succeed.

A Philadelphia-based nonprofit that supports first-generation and/or low-income (FGLI) college students to achieve their academic and career aspirations through empowering mentorship, professional development, networking, and leadership opportunities

The First-Generation, Low-Income (FGLI) Program is a program at the University of Pennsylvania that supports students’ academic, personal and social transition needs. Some resources include emergency funding, career assistance and global opportunities.

FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid. It's a form students fill out every year to apply for financial aid for college or graduate school.

An article was written by Kathryn Knight Randolph on Fastweb talks about what students need before filling out the FAFSA application. The article also includes additional information about the application.

Rise First created a roadmap to enable first-generation college students' success. The roadmap includes a checklist of steps first-gen students should take during each year in college.

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