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First Gen & Low Income Program

The First Generation and/or Low-income (FLI) program supports the ~30% of undergraduate students who identify with the first generation and/or low-income student experience. Engaging students before they step on campus through their walk across stage to accept their diploma, FLI works with students every step of the way.

FLI provides holistic advising and programming grounded in four pillars of student success: academics, professional development, community, and advocacy. Fostering relationships across the Institute, FLI engages faculty, staff, alumni, and the gFLI graduate student community, to create a network of support around shared identities and experiences. Through this network, we enhance the academic success, professional growth, and personal development of first generation and/or low-income students at MIT.

Check us out on Instagram! FLI@MIT. You can  learn more about FLI in the recent MIT News story about our programming.

What we offer:

  • Academic Advising
  • Networking with other FLI faculty, staff, alumni, and graduate students
  • Community engagement including movie nights, apple picking, and monthly community gatherings
  • Professional development opportunities and workshops
  • Workshops on diving deeper into the identity

We hope you explore this site to learn more about what it’s like to be FLI at MIT.


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