March 8, 2014
State budget cuts hit home for some local college students, and many are rallying against further cuts in state aid.
Many of the students from Mary Baldwin College receive state grant money, they receive it from programs like the Tuition Assistance Grants and the Virginia Women's Institute for Leadership program.
Both grant programs were hit by budget cuts in October and students fear the same this winter.
Many say if more cuts do come this winter, they could be sitting home this spring.
"I probably would not be able to go here," said VWIL member Samantha Petro, "that pays for a good amount of my tuition and I would not be able to pay for it."
Mary Baldwin officials say they will continue to lobby the General Assembly on the behalf of the students.