I knew college was my next step but I was uncertain on how to proceed. As a first-generation student I was met with challenges that I had to overcome on my own. College affordability is extremely important to all students, especially those who are a part of the underrepresented communities. Students are often misinformed and unfortunately end up passing on opportunities because they believe they cannot afford college. Among the many reasons I joined uAspire is that I want to help students believe they have a chance to go to college and succeed.