First-Generation College Students

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A first-generation college student is generally defined as someone whose parents did not attend college.  By taking this important step and enrolling at UC Blue Ash College, you could become the first in your family to earn a college degree. 

This is a life-changing accomplishment that can help you reach your professional goals and change the career paths of your family members for generations to come by making a college degree an expectation.

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About First-Generation Students

How do I know if I’m a first-generation student?

A first-generation college student is generally defined as someone whose parents did not attend college.

Why is it important to know whether I’m first-generation?

Making the adjustment to college-level academics can be very challenging. When you don’t know what to expect or don’t have someone close to you who has been through it before, it can be even harder. We are here to help with faculty and staff members who once were first-generation students and can offer advice, support and direction to all of the resources UC Blue Ash offers.

What type of resources does UC Blue Ash provide?

You can receive free tutoring through our academic labs that cover subjects including foreign language, math, science, study skills, and writing. Our academic advisors will help you identify the academic program and degree that best fits your interests and skills. Our professors make a point of being available to our students to help with questions and provide individual attention. We also offer a variety of opportunities to engage on our campus through our Student Life office. You can join clubs, become a student orientation leader, attend campus events, or participate in our different mentoring programs.

What if I have questions about financial aid, scholarships, or grants?

There are specific requirements to receive and maintain most types of tuition assistance; it’s critical that you understand and meet those requirements. You can get the information and answers you need at the UC Blue Ash One Stop Student Service Center (Muntz Hall 150). Our University Service Associates are here to help.

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Is it unusual to be a first-generation college student?

There are specific requirements to receive and maintain most types of tuition assistance; it’s critical that you understand and meet those requirements. You can get the information and answers you need at the UC Blue Ash One Stop Student Service Center (Muntz Hall 150). Our University Service Associates are here to help.

First-Generation Student Success - Joseph Tran

First-generation students are some of our favorites, because they often come to higher education with unmatched energy and excitement. Joseph Tran (Pre-Psychology) is a perfect example.

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All Sorts of Support

Are you ready to learn more about the support we provide for first-generation students? Below are links to various resources that will help you along your journey.

Plan Your Future with Exploratory Studies

Unsure about which career path is right for you? UC Blue Ash College has an exploratory studies program to help students decide on what is best for their future. Hands-on learning about careers, and your interests in exploratory studies can make all the difference for those who are unsure. 

Academic Support & Tutoring

We provide free academic support through our various labs, where high-achieving students can quench their desire to learn and students who are struggling can receive the extra attention they need to succeed.
 

Accessibility Resources

We provide students with any type of disability equal access and appropriate accommodations while participating in college courses, programs and activities.

Counseling Services

Adjusting to college life can be difficult. Our on-campus counseling services provide support and guidance to address our students’ needs.

Top 10 Tips for Student Success

Everyone who comes to UC Blue Ash College wants to succeed. But there are certain things you can do to greatly increase your chances of making it happen.  Checkout these top ten tips for student succes.

Veteran Student Services

The Veteran Student Services office provides guidance, advocacy and outreach services for our veteran and active military student populations.


Contact Information

Phone: (513) 745-5600
Email: questions@ucblueash.edu