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Promoting College Access for First-Generation College Students: Creating a College-Going Culture

Increasing access to college, regardless of background or income, has been a goal of educational leaders in the United States for more than sixty years (President’s Commission on Higher Education, 1947; Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance, 2006). Educational officials have aggressively sought to expand access to postsecondary education for under-represented populations, including low-income and minority students.

Despite a significant investment of federal dollars, this goal remains largely unfulfilled. The gap between the college enrollment …

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