A candidate for state treasurer will host a hearing on the affordability of college Thursday in Carbondale.
State Sen. Michael Frerichs is scheduled to conduct the meeting at 1 p.m. at the Mississippi River Room of the SIU Student Center.
Frerichs is hosting five hearings across the state. Thursday's stop is the second on his trip.
He will be joined by officials from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission, among others. Frerichs says no one should be discouraged from higher education because of the cost.