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First Generation College Students

A guide to support the information needs of First Generation College Students.

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University of Florida branded logoFirst Generation Student Success  

Sponsored by the UF Division of Student Life, this resource seeks to engage with First-Generation students throughout their academic career and beyond by offering guidance from Student Success professionals who are champions of the student's First-Generation identity. This includes a focus on campus involvement that seeks to integrate the student into the UF community and all the opportunities, experiences, and connections it offers. 


picture of a student holding a round button reading First Gen Gator.First Generation Gators 

The University of Florida Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships sponsors this resource for First-Generation students that details the types of financial aid available to them and how to apply for it. It also includes testimonials from First-Gen students as well as helpful tips.


Picture of a alligator foot with the words I am First Gen and a mortarboard and tassle.Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars 

This program supports low-income undergraduate students who are the first in their families to attend college by encouraging them to become a Machen Florida Opportunity Scholar which offers scholarships to cover expenses for the full cost of attending the University of Florida. In addition to financial support, it also offers a peer mentoring program; workshops to prepare them for their chosen careers; and resources to support their parents and families, including the First-Generation Family Guide.


University of Florida branded logoFirst-Generation Students - International Center 

This resource supports First-Generation college students seeking study and teaching abroad opportunities. It seeks to assist students in identifying which programs are the best fit; how travel affects residency requirements; what scholarships are available for financial support; how families can prepare for the student to be abroad; as well as numerous other resources.  


University of Florida branded logo

Office of Student Success

The Office of Student Success wants to support the "whole" undergraduate student and be a partner in helping them achieve their goals. They offer support through peer tutoring, coaching, advising, mentoring, and a focus on wellness that takes a multidimensional approach to address all the influences in student's lives.



First-Gen Gator Testimonial

Philosophy of Student Success

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