Kendra Dickey


Kendra Dickey, FGEN student and junior nursing major. Photo courtesy of Kendra Dickey.

OPINION: Life as a first-generation student at UP

I was in for a shock when I arrived on the UP campus for move-in day my freshman year. I knew I would face unique struggles as a first-generation (FGEN) student at a private Catholic university, but nobody told me explicitly what kind of experiences I would be in for. I'm here to tell you exactly the types of struggles first-generation students face on this campus — namely, financial ones.