Minnesota college students share concerns about the rising cost of tuition.
A group met Monday with Governor Dayton, Senator Al Franken, the President of Riverland Community College and the President of the University of Minnesota with their concerns.
A recent study found Minnesota college students have an average loan debt of $29,000.
That's the fourth highest in the US.
We talked with students at Riverland Community College in Austin, a place many turn to to save money.
But even tuition there has gone up.
"Part of that is due to our state appropriations being decreased. The state appropriation went down about 11 percent this year," says Brad Doss, CFO, Riverland Community College.
Sophomore Miguel Cisneros says, "I have a part-time job and I kind of get paid just the right amount for every semester."