first generation students

  1. April 7, 2023

    U-M sees steady increase in first-year, transfer applicants

    The university saw 87,766 prospective first-year students and nearly 6,000 transfer students looking to enroll for the fall 2023 term. That’s an increase of 4% and 8%, respectively, from last year. 

  2. October 28, 2021

    $40M Wilpon gift endows program for first-generation students

    A $40 million gift from the Judy and Fred Wilpon Family Foundation will endow the Kessler Presidential Scholars Program at U-M in perpetuity. The program aids first-generation college students.

  3. August 18, 2021

    Report examines how to best support first-generation students

    The portfolio of student resources offered by universities continues to grow, but a new report finds some resources and their delivery mechanisms may not be helping first-generation college students reach their academic goals.

  4. November 3, 2020

    UM-Dearborn awarded $1.26M to aid student success initiatives

    The U.S. Department of Education awarded $1,265,000 to UM-Dearborn to help students who are low-income, first-generation or have a disability connect with college opportunities and earn a diploma.

  5. July 18, 2019

    Enrollment time limit extended for students to qualify for in-state tuition

    Students who establish in-state tuition eligibility by attending Michigan schools will now have 40 months to enroll at U-M after graduating from a state high school or receiving a GED.

  6. October 26, 2017

    Enrollment growing as campus readies to start Go Blue Guarantee

    As U-M prepares to implement the Go Blue Guarantee, the Ann Arbor campus had a record number of applicants for fall 2017, leading to a slightly-larger-than-anticipated freshman class.

  7. October 10, 2017

    University dedicates new space for first-generation students

    U-M has opened a First-Generation Student Gateway to serve as a central hub of information and support for students who are the first in their families to pursue a bachelor’s degree.

  8. March 21, 2016

    Effort helps first-generation students at U-M meet challenges

    In an effort led by the first-generation students and their allies, the university is working to lower the barriers and address challenges first-gens may experience.