Enrolling in a University that is a “First Gen Supporter” Matters

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Choosing the right university is a significant decision, especially for first-generation college students. Navigating higher education without the guidance of parents or family members who have gone before can be daunting. This is why enrolling in a university that actively supports first-gen students can make all the difference. At Claremont Lincoln University, we are proud to be a “First Gen Supporter,” committed to providing the resources, community, and personalized attention that first-gen students need to thrive.

Building a strong support network is crucial for college success. At Claremont Lincoln University, we foster a vibrant community where first-gen students can connect with peers who share similar experiences.  We pride ourselves on cultivating an inclusive and welcoming culture. Our university celebrates diversity and is dedicated to creating an environment where all students feel valued and respected. As a first-gen student, you will find a community that not only understands your journey but also celebrates your achievements.

Access to Resources

First-gen students at Claremont Lincoln University have access to academic resources designed to support their success. The Center for Teaching, Learning & Leadership supports inclusive learning and teaching practices, innovative programs and training, community building, and strong collaborations and partnerships across our programs and university. From writing coaches to DEIB and career resources, we provide the tools you need to excel in your studies and beyond.

Understanding and securing financial aid can be one of the biggest hurdles for first-gen students. Our financial aid office offers personalized assistance to help you navigate scholarships, grants, and loans. We are committed to making your education affordable and accessible.

Being part of a university that supports first-gen students means joining a network of alumni who are passionate about giving back. Our alumni network is a valuable resource for networking, mentorship, and career opportunities. As a graduate, you will continue to benefit from these connections and the extended network of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, a non-profit global thought leader solving social, environmental, and economic challenges.

We are committed to empowering first-gen students with the support, resources, and community they need to thrive. By enrolling in one of our programs, you are not just gaining an education; you are joining a community that understands your journey and is dedicated to helping you succeed.

Claremont Lincoln University is a non-profit university offering affordable online degrees, graduate certificates, and professional development programs. Through a socially conscious education framework, CLU’s mission is to create a new leadership ecosystem through its proprietary Claremont Core®, a distinctive model that encompasses the knowledge needed to become an effective leader of positive change in the workplace or community. CLU is regionally accredited by the highly regarded WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), which ensures institutions meet strict standards and fulfill their missions to serve their students and the public good. Degree programs at CLU focus on healthcare administration, human resources, organizational leadership, management, professional studies, integrated policing, public administration, social impact, and sustainability leadership.

Claremont Lincoln University is the university of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, a non-profit global thought leader solving social, environmental, and economic challenges. Together, we are mobilizing leaders worldwide to tackle the most pressing climate, land, water, finance, housing, infrastructure, and other issues.