Mesa State students are speaking out about proposed budget cuts for higher education.
The Associated Student Government held a press conference to share what it means for them.
Mesa State officials say they were told this week that lawmakers will recommend cutting $50 million in funding to state colleges and universities.
Mesa State says that works out to be 1.6 million dollars in cuts to the college.
Students are upset at the possibility and say it will probably mean a tuition increase.
One student says it’s not a budget cut but a total game change as far as the face of higher education goes in Colorado.
Another student says it sends only one message, that higher education isn’t valued in the state.
They plan to take their fight to Denver.
Mesa State says this latest round of funding cuts puts them back to levels they received back in 2007.