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First Generation Students

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 UAFS

Being a first-generation student is a tremendous accomplishment - the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith is so proud of you!

Half of UAFS students are first generation, and approximately one-third of faculty and staff were the first in their families to go to college too! Use the button below to connect with a mentor today.

Connect with A First-Gen Mentor


First Generation resources