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Below are are a list of websites and research articles that addresses first-generation student challenges.
Accessing financial aid for first-generation students
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Empirical Research Articles
Chen, X., & Carroll, C. D. (2005). First-Generation Students in Postsecondary Education: A Look at Their College Transcripts. Postsecondary Education Descriptive Analysis Report. NCES 2005-171.
National Center for Education Statistics
Dennis, J.M., Phinney, J. S., & Chuateco, L. I. (2005). The role of motivation, parental support, and peer support in the academic success of ethnic minority first-generation college students.
Journal of College Student Development
Engle, J., & Tinto, V. (2008). Moving Beyond Access: College Success for Low-Income, First-Generation Students.
Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education
Ishitani, T. T. (2003). A longitudinal approach to assessing attrition behavior among first-generation students: Time-varying effects of pre-college characteristics.
Research in higher education
Ishitani , T. T. (2006). Studying attrition and degree completion behavior among first-generation college students in the United States.
Journal of Higher Education
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