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42% of SFA's student body — approximately 5,000
Lumberjacks — are first-generation college students!

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First-Gen Lumberjacks

What does it mean to be a first-generation student?
First-generation (commonly referred to as first-gen) college students are those whose parents or guardians have not graduated with a bachelor's degree in the United States.

Striving to offer a welcoming campus for first-gen Lumberjacks and their parents, we're proud to offer support, understanding and opportunities to get involved as you navigate this new adventure. We're here to help guide you!

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First-gen resources

The Student Success Center is just one office on campus that is ready to help you navigate your college experience.

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Upcoming Events

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Considering SFA? Stop by our special presentation for first-generation families at one of the upcoming Showcase Saturday events. Incoming first-year students and families are encouraged to attend our sessions during Orientation.

First-Generation Student Celebration

Nov. 8, 2024 
Time and location TBA

Join us in celebrating our first-generation students as we recognize their success!

Contact the Student Success Center