Hundreds of Penn State students stormed the state’s capital city in hopes of restoring state funding to their university.
Gov. Tom Corbett proposed cutting the university’s state funding by 30 percent for the second consecutive year.
The proposed cut for 2012-13 equals a loss of $64 million.
The Penn State Board of Trustees hiked tuition for the current year, and students anticipate another increase, Penn State student Ben Clark said from Harrisburg on Wednesday.
“It is important for legislators to sit down with their constituents and hear their concerns – and our concern is tuition,” Clark said. “I think we accomplished a lot today.”
Clark organized the Harrisburg bus trip that students from all satellite campuses, including Penn State Altoona, united for.