Student leaders from more than a dozen Virginia colleges are asking Governor Terry McAuliffe to save their slice of the commonwealth's budget.
The groups fears that when lawmakers cut $322 million from the state's 2015 budget, the bidget for higher education will be the first on the chopping block.
In an open letter posted online, the students says addtional cuts to the higher education budget will threaten the affordability of colleges, shift costs to them and make obtaining a job after graduation more difficult.
Just over 1,000 people have signed the "Save Our Slice" petition.
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