UM System Budget Cuts Possible

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That will result in higher tuition and fewer pay raises for faculty, something fans attending Saturday's game are not happy about.

University of Missouri students, alumni, and parents gathered full of school pride at the last home football game.

"The university is fantastic. There is plenty of things for the kids to do, plenty of things for the alumni," said Mizzou dad, Craig Wicker.

But recent news of a $100 million  funding cut to the MU system has those footing the bill worried.

"Well I love the university but tuition keeps going up every year and I have to be the one who pays for it," said Mizzou student Dustin Hargadine.

On a day so filled with school spirit for some its not an issue of pride or love for the university but rather its an issue of money.

"Well it will be difficult to send our daughter back down here because we rely on federal grants and things like that to send our daughter down here," said Wicker.

But they respect the faculty and their pay as well.

"If they're getting paid less you know they're going to have less motivation to help us out and they're going to want to leave the university," said Wicker.

Hargadine is disappointed with the cuts; he wants the opposite.

"I want the state to add more funding to us not cut it. This is not helping any of us. Its not good for Missouri, its not good for our schools its not good for anyone that's instate," said Hargadine.

Despite tuition, school spirit remains high and Tigers keep fighting.

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