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CHENEY, Wash. – Authorities at Eastern Washington University estimate at least 400 people rallied to support higher education and protest proposed cuts at a demonstration in Cheney Thursday.

Students, staff, faculty and administrators met at noon on the campus mall to protest proposed cuts.

"My parents are really proud and they worked really hard to get me here," said Kayla Plumb, a first generation college student. "If it weren't for financial aid, I wouldn't be able to go to school."

Students are worried about possible cuts to financial aid along with a possible increase in class sizes and it all depends on what the Washington state legislature does over the coming months.

Lawmakers passed a budget last year which cut funding to the EWU campus by $26 million over two years.

The University absorbed some of the cuts by slashing vacant positions last year.

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