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First Generation Student

What is a first-generation student?
You are considered a first-generation college student if neither of your parents have earned a bachelor's (4 year) degree at the time you begin college.

First Generation Students at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith

Being a first-generation student is a tremendous accomplishment – the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith is so proud of you! Half of students at UAFS are first generation, and approximately one third of faculty and staff were the first in their families to go to college too!

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