First-generation college students: Don't be afraid to ask for help

Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Ed Source

I knew higher education would be hard. And now, almost six years after starting college, my resources are being stretched thin. For first-generation college students like me, this is a common reality. In 2018, I was eager to start my college career at California State University, Northridge. I didn’t know anyone there — or even anything about where the school was — when I applied. I just knew I wanted to leave my small agricultural town in Monterey County. 

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