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Author(s):Tym, C., McMillion. R., Barone, S., and Webster, J
Title:First generation college students: A literature review
Short Description:Examines issues related to access, preparation, persistence and retention, and college financing for first generation college students and their families.
Annotation:This literature review examines issues related to access, preparation, persistence and retention, and college financing for first generation college students and their families. Demographic characteristics of these students are described, with attention to specific challenges they face.
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College Access
Educational Attainment/College Degree Completion
Employment and Workforce Development
Financial Aid
First Generation College Students
Low-Income Students
Preparation/College Readiness
Transition to College

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Federal Pell Grant program of the Higher Education Act: Background and reauthorization
Opening doors: Support success: Services that may help low-income students succeed in community college
National Urban League Scholarships
American Indian Education Foundation: Tools for success scholarship handbook
The money manual: A personal finance guide from the Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Transfer access to elite colleges and universities in the United States: Threading the needle of the American dream
Improving educational opportunties for students who work
Women reap more benefits from higher education, study finds
Update: State policies regarding in-state tuition for undocumented students
Diversity workshops: Gender equity--a closer look
Immigration debate resources
Thinking outside the box: Policy strategies for readiness, access, and success
The impact of information and student aid on persistence: A review of research and discussion of experiments
Vital voices: Building constituencies for public school reform
Mortgaging our future: How financial barriers to college undercut America's global competitiveness
Literature review: Intervention methods and programs for pre-college entry for disadvantaged students
Education watch online
Reclaiming the American dream
Parent power and urban school reform: The story of Mothers on the Move
Need versus merit: Focusing student financial aid for diversity
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Talent Development Middle Schools
National College Access Program Directory
American Indian higher education consortium
Kids Count state-level data online