If you’re a prospective first-generation student, you will be in good company here. Nearly 30% of our undergraduate students are the first in their family to attend college.
Read on to familiarize yourself with the array of resources and services available to you.
First To Go
Your first stop for planning to attend UCLA should be First To Go, a resource office that supports future first-gen Bruins. A “first-generation college student” is defined as a student whose parent/guardian has not received a four-year U.S. bachelor’s degree. You can explore scholarship resources available to first-generation students as well as undocumented or DACA students.
More than 150 of our professors (and counting) proudly identify as former first-generation college students. They share their stories to offer you support and encouragement.
First-Gen Network for Alumni
Every year, hundreds of students graduate and join the First-Gen Network for alumni.
The association serves first-gen alumni from all backgrounds, providing social and professional engagement, community outreach and mentorship opportunities through events, networking and community service.