First-Generation College Student Experience

StudentsWelcome to the First-Generation (First-Gen) College Student Experience website where First-Generation students and their families can learn about what it means to be a First-Generation student at USD. In addition, this website is intended for any USD member to identify key resources to better support the growing First-Generation student population at USD.

Who is a First-Generation College Student?

The University of San Diego follows the definition for a First-Generation student from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in which "parents have not earned any post-secondary degree." This means you are the first to attend a 4-year college/university and obtain a bachelor's degree. Please know, we welcome anyone who self-identifies as a first-generation college student.