Students who do not come from an academic family have different options to get financial support for their studies.
In the following we introduce two of them:
The Studierendenwerk offers ten students from non-academic families up to 1.000 € when they commence their studies. The guarantee and interest free loan must be paid back within the first six months of studying. To receive this support student must be eligible for BAföG and be recommended by Arbeiterkind.de.
You find more informatoin about the initiavie here
The project "Running Mates" is an innitiative by the University of Freiburg and is directed at students from non academic families who are the first to start a university program. The program offers a workshop programme for key competences and a network of experienced students to assist first-year students.
You find more information about the procet here