The average student debt is around $30,000.
Students attending the free event will also have transportation included and an excused absence from the University the day of the event.
Join students and community supporters to advocate for high-quality, debt-free public higher education on March 1.
Hundreds of students and advocates, including students from the University of Massachusetts, spoke with state legislators at PHENOM event.
Following a “week of action,” student organizations will go to the Massachusetts State House on March 7 to advocate for additional funding towards higher education.
Massachusetts Representative Jim McGovern will discuss affordability of higher education in a forum Wednesday evening.
Unprecedented levels of debt could have negative economic consequences if left unchecked.
Columnist Lauren Vaughn advocates for student activism against increasing debt and involvement in groups like UMass Students Against Debt.
A crowd of about 50 supported attended Manuel Pintado’s court hearing Monday. Among those in attendance were two UMass sociology professors.
The Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts (PHENOM) has planned to make a stop at the University of Massachusetts during their six-day, 100-mile march across the state to a planned rally at the State House in Boston.
Despite the presence of some protestors at the University of Massachusetts, Congressman Barney Frank addressed the gathered crowd of 200 on Feb. 16 with many of the highlights from his recently published autobiography, “Barney Frank: The Story of America’s Only Left-Handed, Gay, Jewish Congressman.”