First Generation College Student

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First generation college students have a difficult time from the start. They may not have the guidance, backing and understanding given by families with primary understanding of secondary education. (Dynarski n. page) These students without this experienced support at home, have an increased drop-out rate.
For a first generation college student with a disability increases the difficulties. Despite that students with impairments in college are increasing, the successfulness in finishing their degree has not equated their fellow classmates. This is especially true for students with mental impairments. (Shepler 37)
First generation college students, especially those with psychiatric disabilities, must look outside of their family for a support

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