About Gen-1


Gen-1 History

Housed in the Division of Student Affairs, Gen-1 is a groundbreaking University of Cincinnati program that is the nation’s first living-learning community to focus on first-generation college students. Gen-1 serves first-generation, Pell-eligible students’ transition from high school into college, increasing their likelihood of earning a degree.

Since its inception in September of 2008, Gen-1 has provided students with a structured environment in which to live, learn, and work.  In 2010, the Gen-1 Theme House was named among three “exceptional initiatives” in the Midwest to be honored with the first CollegeKeys Compact™ Innovation Awards. Expanding in 2011 to accommodate upperclassmen students, the program continues to grow and celebrated its first graduates in 2012.


Gen-1 First Year CPS Financial Breakdown

*for student who receive the Cincinnati Pride Grant (CPG)*





Your Cost

Tuition & Fees


Pell Grant & CPG cover the cost of tuition





Gen-1 $3772.00


Meal Plan


Gen-1 $4406.00


Health Insurance

*this can be waived with proof of insurance*









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