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Students advocate for affordable community college

Annapolis state house
Posted at 11:03 PM, Mar 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-06 07:54:36-05

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Hundreds of students from community colleges across the state traveled to Annapolis with a request for lawmakers. They want an increase in affordability and access for community colleges.

Tuesday was Student Advocacy Day and they represented the hundreds of thousands who struggle to pay for college each year. Some aren't able to afford a four-year university so they look to other options.

"A community college help students that may not have a sure path as to what they're going to do. It provides a cost-effective route, class sizes are a lot smaller, you know just the overall stress is a little bit more ease then a traditional for your university" said Collin Foster, a student at College of Southern Maryland.

Students at each of Maryland's 16 community colleges apply to be part of their school's Advocacy Day delegation. The students that are selected meet face-to-face with their assigned legislators and share personal stories about the ways their schools help shape their futures.