AbstractHigher education is something that many people today say is essential in being successful this day and age. Over the years, accessibility to higher education has improved greatly but once group of people tare still struggling in light of these great strides - first-generation students. Poverty, absence of parental figures, and many other factors largely out of their control impede them from going to college or succeeding if they do make it there. In this paper, these factors are categorized and examined in order to pin-point how these problem areas come about and what can potentially be done to remedy them.
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