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SUPERIOR - In the latest edition of College Connection, we take you to the University of Wisconsin Superior where students are calling on their legislators to help get an education.
It was a bright spring day at UWS Wednesday, but there was a dreary cloud of financial concerns still lingering over students like Joseph Stensland.Stensland and others met one on one with Wisconsin legislators to talk about the problem.
"Discussion is what we need. If we're not talking about things, how are we looking for solutions and options for students -- regarding student loans," Stensland said.
Wisconsin Sen. Bob Jauch and Wisconsin Rep. Nick Milroy both visited the campus, opening their ears to the concerns of the ever-rising cost of a college education.And the feedback was worrisome to them both.
"It's very difficult because these are exactly the things that we're fighting against in the last budget -- huge cuts to college education, huge cuts to student aid," Milroy said.
Jauch said he was deeply concerned of the priorities of his fellow legislators.
"My generation was told the American Dream was within reach if you worked hard and got a college education," Jauch said.
But he said after hearing the stories from countless students, including the group at UWS, he's not going to stop the fight to make sure education is affordable and open to everyone.
"We are going to continue prioritize investing in higher education because it's the economic engine of the state of Wisconsin," Jauch said.