Below are are a list of websites and research articles that addresses first-generation student challenges. 


Web Articles

Accessing financial aid for first-generation students
Paying for College
Researching Colleges
Applying to college
Questions to ask during orientation


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, 46(3), 223-236.


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, 44(4), 433-449.


Ishitani , T. T. (2006). Studying attrition and degree completion behavior among first-generation college students in the United States. Journal of Higher Education, 861-885