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College of Southern Maryland’s students and alumna met with U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin on June 2, 2014 at the La Plata Campus to discuss college affordability.  
From left are Deveraux Smith of Waldorf who graduated with an associate’s degree in social sciences in May and is transferring to University of Maryland Baltimore County, Keri Williams of Waldorf who graduated from CSM in 2009 and transferred to Howard University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in multi-media studies, Becky Sanford of Newburg who is a current CSM student studying dental hygiene and Nick Nelson of Bryans Road, a criminal justice major using his GI Bill benefits following his service in the U.S. Navy. The students, who are using Pell Grants, state grants, scholarships, military benefits and the CSM payment plan to cover tuition and education expenses, told Cardin of their desire to graduate without large student loan debt. Others involved in the roundtable included Sonia Wagner with SoMD CAN/College Access Network as well as representatives for CSM’s Student and Instructional Support Services and the CSM Foundation.

College of Southern Maryland’s students and alumna met with U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin on June 2, 2014 at the La Plata Campus to discuss college affordability.
From left are Deveraux Smith of Waldorf who graduated with an associate’s degree in social sciences in May and is transferring to University of Maryland Baltimore County, Keri Williams of Waldorf who graduated from CSM in 2009 and transferred to Howard University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in multi-media studies, Becky Sanford of Newburg who is a current CSM student studying dental hygiene and Nick Nelson of Bryans Road, a criminal justice major using his GI Bill benefits following his service in the U.S. Navy. The students, who are using Pell Grants, state grants, scholarships, military benefits and the CSM payment plan to cover tuition and education expenses, told Cardin of their desire to graduate without large student loan debt. Others involved in the roundtable included Sonia Wagner with SoMD CAN/College Access Network as well as representatives for CSM’s Student and Instructional Support Services and the CSM Foundation.