With only $127,750 to spend this spring and a large deficit from the 2015 fiscal year, finance committee had to make hard financial decisions when it saw 18 student groups Tuesday night.
The lack of funds for the spring semester and the deficit called for more debate and questions as the committee tried to make the best decisions that would have an impact on the most students.
The three and a half hour meeting spurred debates, questions and a little tension.
Among the 18 student groups requesting money, student government's executive branch asked for about $17,000 and was met with a small debate about voting booths for the upcoming student body election as well as money for food and speakers.
Student Body Treasurer Lee Beckman said he felt strongly that student government should be able to have food paid for by congress because the organization is supposed to bring groups together.