Parents and Families of First-Generation Students


Congratulations and Welcome to UIW!

As the parent or family member of a first-generation college student, we understand how important family support is for academic success to pursue a college education.

If you are a parent or family member looking to better support your first-generation student, contact us for questions or feedback.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Students can grant parents, guardians, or spouses proxy access to their personal student information. 

Learn about Proxy Access

The Office of Financial Aid provides in-person, virtual counseling and resources for parents and students to access aid information.

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UIW Parent and Family Association

The UIW Parent and Family Association strives to increase parent involvement to help prepare parents for the changes and challenges their student(s) will face in a university setting. The association also engages parents through mentoring, internship opportunities, campus activities and special events.

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TRIO Family Night

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Dr. Monica Jimenez speaking

TRIO Student Support Services is a federally funded program that provides support to first-generation students that are eligible. Members and their families celebrtated the inaugural "Family Night Out" this year. Students presented, “Top 10 things that you want your parents to know” based on their student experiences and the challenges first-generation can face in college. Topics included academic progress, stress, off campus work, finances, and family obligations. Parents had the opportunity to engage with students and staff.


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