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What is the First-Generation Center?

The First-Generation Success Center is a resource center developed to better support first-generation students as they navigate college life. First-Generation students make up 41.5% percent of the undergraduate population at UNT. The center works to collaborate with campus partners to design workshops and presentations addressing topics such as campus resources, financial aid, financial literacy, college terminology, career preparation, and academic coaching.

Who is a first-generation college student?

The University of North Texas defines a first-generation* student as a student (undergraduate/graduate) whose parent/s or guardian/s did not complete a four-year college degree (bachelor’s degree) from an institution of higher education (college or university) in the United States. If a student has only one primary parent or guardian, the education of the non-primary parent does not need to be considered. 

*The First Generation Success Center recognizes there are a multitude of family dynamics and understands there may be students who identity as first-generation outside of this definition. We welcome all students who wish to engage with and receive support from our office - we are here to help.

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UNT First Generation Scholarship Wall

Scholarship Organizations, UNT Scholarships, Miscellaneous Funding, and USA Study Abroad Funding for First Generation Students.


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First-Generation Success Center Sticker Giveaway

Students are welcome to visit the FGSC and pick-up an FGSC giveaway item in the Union, Suite 376!

  • Click to learn more about first generation graduation stoles
  • First-Gen to Full Time: Ready, Set, Go! Entering the Realm of Employment
    Join us for this workshop as we outline best practices for entering your career with the First-Generation student perspective in mind.
  • Meet the Faces of First-Gen!
  • First-Gen Drop In Workshops, no appointment necessary
    First-Generation Students Support Circle, Tuesdays 1-2 PM, Bi-Weekly via Zoom. Please contact for Zoom Link.
  • First-Generation Student Support Circle. Tuesdays 1pm - 2pm. Contact 940-565-2741 or for zoom link
  • Life is sweeter with prizes, follow @untfirstgen on Instagram and Twitter for weekly giveaways

Upcoming First Generation Success Center Events

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News and Posts

UNT alumna and keynote speaker Stephanie Webb holds up First-Gen to Full-Time sign standing beside a podium
Capital One Grant Empowers First-Generation Students
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UNT earns First-Generation Forward accreditation
Desiree Padron posing for photo at the First-Generation Success Center
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