By Mya Vassal
WMU’s TRiO Student Success Program is a learning community of students who are first-generation or income eligible, as well as for students with disabilities. First-generation students in the program shared their experiences of navigating the process of beginning higher education as the first one in their family to do so. The TRiO students face challenges such as learning how to apply to colleges, understanding financial aid, and learning how to live on their own. WMU’s TRiO students share what the experience has been like for them and the impact it’s had on them.