First Generation

First-Generation Students

"The First" is a bold and inspiring title but also one that comes with challenge and difficulty. If no one in your family has gone to college, you have an opportunity to blaze a new trail. You will not only achieve a new dream and change your world, but you'll impact the world around you, too.

Georgia Tech is proud of our first-generation students and we hope their stories will inspire you on your path to earning a college degree.

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NEW First-Generation Student Program

Meet Charmaine E. Troy, Ph.D., Tech’s inaugural first-generation, limited income student program and operations manager.

About the Program

NEW First-Generation Student Program

The Basics of Financial Aid

In this episode of our College Admission Brief podcast, we discuss the basics of financial aid and the different requirements from one college to the next.

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Student Stories