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Sen. Ben Cardin, HCC students talk college affordability

13 Howard Community College students had the chance to talk college affordability with Sen. Ben Cardin Friday morning at their Columbia campus.

Students discussed their struggles to pay for and complete their degrees while juggling obligations such as parenthood and work. They also asked about financing options for diverse segments of the population like adult learners and veterans.

"I'm a working mom, and my oldest child will graduate high school in 2020," student Beth Evans said at the roundtable, which was also attended by the community college's president, Kathleen Hatherington. "I'm worried about paying for my children's college tuition."