In a report by Capitolwire in the Altoona Mirror, the university is asking former students and alumni to contact state lawmakers and urge them to continue state funding at current or higher levels. The report indicts that if funding cuts are make, the university might have to eliminate in state tuition discounts for Pa resident students. Information on the schools website says that some lawmakers are calling for the elimination of those tuition discounts for some 7,000 Pitt students. That discount amounts to $15,000 a year per student, and that has been called life changing for many who attend Pitt. A spokesman for the general assembly said that the assembly does not make decisions on those discounts, the school does.