How about compared to me, a brand new alumnus? I just graduated this last year. I am as affiliated as can be and have contributed a ton of myself to our university in culture and tuition. I can't get student tickets for basketball this year, so if I want to go I have to pay full price, which to be honest, I can't really afford, as I plan on going to Med School, and will be swamped in debt without draining what little savings I have on full price tickets. I could afford a student ticket priced ticket, but as a student, I should not get one. And I agree with that.
However, if there is a game where a lot of students don't show up, I would much rather those empty seats be sold to fans like myself (I might be able to wing it to get a game or two if I can find cheap tickets).