Jauch, Milroy listen to student concerns about debtSen. Bob Jauch, D-Poplar, and Rep. Nick Milroy, D-South Range, plan to attend a listening session on the cost of student debt.
Sen. Bob Jauch, D-Poplar, and Rep. Nick Milroy, D-South Range, plan to attend a listening session on the cost of student debt.
The event, hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Superior student organization, Students Helping Students, looks to increase awareness of the cost of rising student debt. Students will have an opportunity to express their concerns, ideas and struggles with student debt to their local officials.
“The average Wisconsin student graduates $24,000 in debt, and with tuition rising at the same rate as financial aid is decreasing, this number will only increase in the future,” said Jauch. “I look forward to hearing directly from the students most affected by the rise in student debt and to discuss ways to combat this growing problem.”
“Students shouldn’t have to weigh the benefits of higher education with the cost of obtaining a degree,” added Milroy. “All too often that’s the case, and in the long run our economy will suffer because of it.”
The listening session runs from noon to 3 p.m. today in the Yellowjacket Union, Room 204. Jauch and Milroy will be introduced to speak at 12:15 p.m., followed by a series of student speakers. The audience will be invited to participate 1:30-3 p.m. in an open discussion on the topic in Room 204 of the Yellowjacket Union, 1605 Catlin Ave.