The label "first-generation" was originally used by Adachi as early as 1982 (Hodges, 1999). The label "first-generation" grew into a definition, due to research that has been conducted on first-generation students over the years. Today, first-generation students are identified as college students from families in which neither parent has attended college or university (Pike & Kuh, 2005). According to Bui (2002) first-generation college students are more likely African-American or Hispanic, and come from a low SES background.Because first-generation college students decides to attend college, these students are breaking away from familiar and family traditions that did not encourage nor support college education, which have been established within their families, thereby, making them different from other student populations. First-generations students are less likely than non first-generation students, to persist to their degree (Pike & Kuh, 2005). Chen (2005) reported first-generation students attending a two institution were twice as likely to drop out before obtaining their associate degree, when compared to non first-generation students. Even more alarming, being low-income and first-generation student, the dropout rate is even higher when compared to other first-generation students (Chen 2005).