Center for First Generation Students

Center for First Generation Student

The First Gen Center will address several pressing needs. Nearly 40% of Holy Family students are first generation college students who often face unique challenges compared to their continuing-generation peers. These challenges include difficulty financing a college education, limited knowledge about college life, cultural and language barriers, the need to work full- or part-time jobs while in school, and the need to commute long distances to and from campus. 

First-gen students are also more than twice as likely as continuing-generation students to leave college within three years. The First Gen Center will provide HFU’s many first-gen students with a wealth of resources that will help them to overcome the challenges they face and ensure that they complete their degrees.

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The future of Holy Family University depends on you.

Have you benefited from the academic excellence, the support of faculty and administrators, or from lasting friendships made during your time at Holy Family? Please consider paying it forward so that future generations can experience what makes Holy Family University so special.

Our community is stronger than ever and our future is bright. Help us to continue to advance academic excellence while providing value for our deserving students.

To make your gift, visit, or call Wendy Parsons, Vice President of Advancement at or 267-341-5008 to discuss the best way to make your gift to generate the most impact.

Thank you for your consideration of supporting Holy Family University. Your gift makes all the difference.