Meet Today’s Students

Many of today’s students aren’t going straight from high school to college and studying full-time. They are returning adults, parents, providers, veterans, and the first in their families to go to college. They need a system that is flexible, affordable and responsive to their needs. But to serve today’s students well, we first need to hear their stories.

  • Alexander

    Texas

    The declining purchasing power of the Pell Grant makes it hard for students like Alexander to cover all their education expenses.

    Contributed by: National College Attainment Network

  • Aya Waller-Bey – LEDA Scholar

    Michigan

    Georgetown University graduate and LEDA Scholar Aya Waller-Bey discusses her experience as a first-generation student and navigating the federal student aid ap…

    Contributed by: Higher Learning Advocates (HLA)

  • Hannah T. Rodriguez – Washington State University

    ADVENTURE IS WHERE BELONGING BEGAN: MY FIRST-GENERATION STUDY ABROAD EXPERIENCEThis story was originally published by the Center for First-generation Student S…

    Contributed by: Center for First-Generation Student Success

  • Maria Dykema Erb, M.Ed., & Carmen Gonzalez, M.A.

    North Carolina

    FROM UNDERGRADS TO GRADS: A CONTINUUM OF SUPPORT FOR FIRST-GEN STUDENTSMaria Dykema Erb, M.Ed., & Carmen Gonzalez, M.A., / The Center / January 27, 2020Thi…

    Contributed by: Center for First-Generation Student Success

  • Marissa Reyes – LEDA Scholar

    New York

    We Need to Make Mental Health a Priority in CollegeI stared at my unfamiliar boney frame as I choked back tears. I stared for what felt like a few seconds unti…

    Contributed by: Higher Learning Advocates (HLA)

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