After U.S. Sen. Scott Brown’s comments yesterday about how he paid for college and law school, Massachusetts college students took aim at some of the junior senator’s votes against making college more affordable and accessible in a conference call with reporters today.

Andrew Slade, a junior at Boston College and Vice President of the College Democrats of Massachusetts, encouraged Scott Brown to work with other members of Congress to make college more affordable.

“As an undergrad at one of the two fine private institutions that Scott Brown attended, I think it’s ridiculous that he who was presented with incredible educational opportunities at these two wonderful, private schools as a result of support from the government is now, as my United States Senator, voting to deny my generation the very same opportunities he was afforded. “We all know that college is expensive, so we should be working together to make it more affordable and Massachusetts needs to be represented in Congress by people who understand that,” Slade said.

Taylor J. Barnard is a junior at Tufts and a member of Tufts Democrats noted that Brown voted for a Republican budget plan that would have slashed the average Massachusetts Pell Grant award by $700.

“I have student loans, a full Pell Grant and work two jobs just to be able to pay for my college education. The nature of my family’s financial situation is such that if I didn’t have the assistance of Pell Grants and loans I wouldn’t be able to for college. I don’t know that Tufts is necessarily a school of “hard-knocks” but I know plenty of people here who are in the same situation as me. I’m glad that schools like Tufts recognize that there are students out there who have the talent and brains to succeed but just need some help paying for college. It upsets me that Senator Brown has voted against measures in Congress that would increase or maintain financial support for student aid. His vote against the Health care reconciliation is of particular concern to me. This increased Pell Grants and directed savings from government student loan programs to other education programs including Pell Grants,” Barnard said.

Bronwen Raff, also a Tufts junior who serves as Vice President of Tufts Democrats criticized Brown for not looking out for students who need to same kind of help he did.

“I can say with all certainty that I would not be at this amazing institution without Pell Grants. It is hurtful to know that Scott Brown has not looked out for the students who have followed behind him at his alma mater. By supporting cuts for Pell Grants, Scott Brown is disallowing students like me from learning at the same institution where he too received a first-class education,” Raff said.

College Democrats of Massachusetts President Kate Moore, a student at Smith College, warned that college students in the Commonwealth will not stand with Scott Brown in 2012.

“Throughout his time in the Senate as well as in the State Senate here in Massachusetts, Scott Brown has proven that he does not stand on the side of students, but on the side of special interests. For example, earlier this year, Senator Brown voted for the Tea Party Republican-controlled House of Representatives budget plan, which would have slashed the average Pell Grant awarded to Massachusetts college students by $700. Just as Scott Brown has made it clear that he does not stand with students, college students will make it clear that they stand with Democrats in 2012,” Moore said.

This year, Senator Brown voted for the Tea Party Republican-controlled House of Representatives budget plan, which would have slashed the average Pell Grant awarded to Massachusetts college students by $700.