First-Generation Program


The term first-generation college student means

  • A student is considered first-generation if neither of the student’s parent(s) or legal guardian(s) earned a bachelor’s degree.
  • A student who lives with and received support from only one parent or guardian who did not earn a bachelor’s degree.
  • A student who was/is a homeless youth, in the foster care system, or a ward of the state.

First Generation Welcome

The Knights First-generation program is your one-stop-shop for developing a meaningful UCF experience.  The program will help you transition to university life, provide you with an academic home, demystify the college experience, assist you with navigating through the university landscape, and help you prepare to succeed at UCF and beyond.

We provide support services related to your student success, such as:

  • Guidance
  • Support
  • Counseling
  • Resources
  • Scholarships
  • Referrals
  • Workshops
  • Mentorship

Academic Support Services

  • Ask a Librarian
  • Student Academic Resource Center (Tutoring)
  • UCF Writing Center

How to get involved as a First-generation Student



Federal Trio Programs

First Generation Financial Resources

First Generation Scholarship (Coming soon)

First Generation Matching Grant Program


Campus Resources / Links

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