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Mount Holyoke College
Opening the Gates

First-Generation and Low-Income Students

First-generation and low-income students should review the full Opening the Gates plan for information on safe on-campus living and housing, finances and financial aid, student employment and more.

We define a “first generation” student as someone in which neither parent has earned a four-year degree. We define a “low-income household” as one whose income is low, relative to other households of the same size in their area or region. Visit the First-Generation and Low-Income College Student FAQ page for more detailed definitions.

Incoming students should visit the Resources for Incoming First-Generation students page.