Students on Campus
First-Generation Students

Finding your way

From your first visit to your first day

Every student takes a different path toward college, and this is especially true for first-generation students with a parent, guardian, or other custodial family member that has not completed a four-year college degree.

Hopkins offers a series of resources and events to help students and families navigate the college search and application process.

Virtual Events

Hopkins Firsthand

An event series tailored to meet the needs of first-generation students and their goals

We will break down every aspect of the college search, from applying for admission and financial aid to identifying a school that is the best match for you.

Looking for something else? Check out all our virtual events or register for a workshop!


Support networks and more

For first-generation students and their families

Leila H.
Leila H.
Class of 2023
"I wanted to attend a college where learning wasn’t limited to a classroom. At Hopkins, I found that this is possible due to the many research opportunities, student organizations, and ways to engage with the Baltimore community."

Thinking about applying?

Use these resources to help you prepare your best application

JHU and Financial Aid 101 video