C.W.A. MAY OFFER AID TO NEEDY STUDENTS SOON
COLLEGES MUST CANCEL TUITION OF AIDED SCHOLARS
Federal aid through the C.W.A. to needy students in all colleges will be offered soon, it was announced by Russell T. Sharpe '28, Secretary for Student Employment. This aid will take the form of pay from the government in return for work done according to the specifications of the college.
According to the C.W.A. rules a needy student must first sign a pledge saying that unless he has financial aid he will be unable to finish his year at college. This pledge will be sent to the president of the college who will give his official approval. After this procedure, the president must send the pledge to the Department of the Interior in Washington with a letter from the college saying that the administration agreed to cancel the tuition fees of the student who has signed the pledges, if the government would further aid the scholar by allowing him to work for regular wages. In this agreement, the college may still charge the student concerned for board and rent, but all course fees must be cancelled.
It is announced by Henry Hopkins, Federal administrator of the C.W.A., that the funds will be distributed to all the recognized colleges of the United States as soon as the official approval of Congress has been secured. This piece of legislation has been held up by the large quantity of bills which are before both houses, but permission by the federal government to carry out the plan is expected daily.