We lost three first-gen students even before classes started

How can we increase the numbers of Pell Grant recipients completing college?  We need more support networks in place at our schools.

Check out this former college president’s reflections on what we need to do at teaching-intensive institutions to support Pell Grant recipients and first-generation college-goers.  

For Pell eligible students not attending elite colleges, I believe the issues upon entry to college are harder: The transition is bumpier, the student and family readiness are weaker, and the institutions serving these students are too under-resourced or stretched financially to provide the needed quality systemic support systems. 


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