Giving First-Generation College Students Access to Answers, Tools to Succeed

  • BY Cal State East Bay
  • February 1, 2021
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 Those who are first in their families to go to college often face unique challenges; among them are heightened risks of financial instability, increased chances of experiencing self-doubt in the academic environment and a lack of support. But, Cal State East Bay is hoping to make higher education accessible for middle, high school and community college students. 

The 2021 Education Summit ensures participants get the information they need on everything from financial aid and scholarships to admissions. Cal State East Bay is hosting the annual event virtually Feb. 6 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

Organizers hope the Education Summit will increase the number of first-generation, African-American, Asian-American, Latino, Native American and Pacific Islander students who go to college.

The event is free to participants and their families. Individuals and groups can register to get access to the virtual event.