FGLI is an acronym for "first-generation, low-income" and can be pronounced "figly." At Bryn Mawr, FGLI refers to students who are the first in their families to attend a four-year college in the U.S. and/or who come from low-income households. In 2018, first-generation full-time students made up 18.6 percent of the Bryn Mawr student body, and full-time Pell Grant students made up 15 percent of the student body.
While not all first-gen students are low income and not all low-income students are first-gen, the acronym is widely used to describe students who are part of these communities. Students, faculty and staff across the nation are embracing the acronym.
Student Coordinator Sarah Rose Santiago shares some tips with FGLI students in this BMC news story.
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