ANNAPOLIS -- While working part time and attending school full time, Rachel Lighter says she barely makes enough money to scrape by.
The 21-year-old Hagerstown Community College student said it's taken her longer to complete her education because of a learning disability.
"It's almost wiping out my bank account," Rachel said. "Sometimes it makes you think, 'Why am I still doing this?'"
She's almost earned her degree, but asked state lawmakers Wednesday what they could do to make college more affordable for other Maryland students.
Rachel was one of about a dozen students and staff from HCC in Annapolis on Wednesday to meet with members of Washington County's delegation to the Maryland General Assembly.
Students viewed the House of Delegates in session, toured government buildings and had plenty of questions ready for their local representatives.