FYE is here to help in your transition to IU Bloomington

Welcome, first-generation Hoosiers! We are so excited you’re here. If you’re the first in your family to go to college or your parents didn't graduate with a bachelor's degree—even if you have siblings in college—you’re a part of the Hoosier First Gen community.

At IU Bloomington, we have a large First Gen community that includes students, faculty, staff, and alumni, all of whom are here to support and celebrate you and your accomplishments.

Nearly 30% of all IU students are first-gen.

Learn the words to know

College is full of specific—and sometimes confusing—terms. Discover the words you need to know and what they mean.

Explore financial terms
Browse the Higher Ed Glossary

Find information you need

Offices and resources across campus are here to connect you with everything you need at IU. Find what you’re looking for.

Explore student resources

Get MoneySmart

Learn what you need to know to manage your money in college with IU’s financial education tool—MoneySmarts.

Explore MoneySmarts

Support your student

As a Hoosier First Gen family member, you’re an important part of your student’s journey. Explore resources to help them succeed.

Find family resources

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"As a first-generation student, your path to success will be unique, but your determination and resilience will pave the way. Embrace every challenge as an opportunity to learn and grow, and remember that your experiences are what will shape your success story."

Isiah DavisIU staff and first-generation graduate