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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

See Coronavirus Disease 2019 Updates for more information.

Remember to check k-state.edu/COVID-19 for updates and answers to frequently asked questions.

We are here for you

The staff of the Office of First-generation Students is available at our new location in Holtz Hall 101 as well as remotely. You  may email us at  rpaz@ksu.edu or firstgen@ksu.edu with a question or if you would like to set up a time to meet. We are happy to meet you at the First-gen Lounge observing social distancing practices.  Please let us know how we can support you!

The Front Line of Success

The Office of First-generation Students supports students whose neither parent or guardian completed a four-year college degree by connecting them to campus resources, coordinating efforts across the university to serve them and fostering a first-generation community.

Proud to be First Scholarship, $1,000, application deadline October 25, 2021. More information here.


Scholarship Flyer

2021 National First-generation Student Celebration: November 8-12. Check out our calendar of events here.


The Office of First-generation Students is pleased to announce the formation of Tri-Alpha, an honorary society to recognize academic achievement for first-generation students.

Students will be initiated at the Inaugural Induction Ceremony on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 from 4:00 - 5:00 pm in Forum Hall as part of National First-generation Celebration Week.


Inclusive First-gen Friyay Flyer

Financial Aid
  • FAFSA information: Follow this link to go to K-State's Office of Student Financial Assistance webpage. There you will find videos from the Federal Student Aid YouTube page that cover how to fill out the FAFSA to what to do next. Check out all the important information about the FAFSA on this webpage.
  • Scholarship and financial aid process: Follow this link to see a step-by-step guide on how to obtain aid, and keep the important dates in mind


Instructions to fill out the FAFSA in Spanish, instrucciones para llenar el formulario de FAFSA en español:



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