Despite Pomona College’s promise to first-generation and low income students to support their financial needs, FLI students are too often left with no help to buy hundreds of dollars of textbooks.
The programs Pomona College has implemented to help students afford textbooks have left many students unclear if and how they can receive financial support for academic materials.
First-generation, low-income (FLI) Pomona College first-years arrived on campus this fall without a summer orientation “bridge” program they helped to plan, despite Pomona President G. Gabrielle Starr’s commitment last year to implement such a program in the near future.
The fourth annual Money Matters Week was organized by the FLI at Pomona College, and highlights how the 5Cs engage in classist activities.
Five students were selected for a search committee to find a new first-generation coordinator for Pomona College. But, only two of them were paid.