Tuition Will Increase $220 In Medical, Dental Schools
'It Is Inevitable That the Costs of Education Must Rise'
Tuition in the Medical School and the School of Dental Medicine will go up $220 a year starting next fall, the two schools announced yesterday. Meanwhile, the Corporation met yesterday and prepared to report today whether or not it will raise College tuition.
Tuition in both graduate schools, which has been $580 a year since 1945, will be boosted to $800 a year beginning next fall.
Officials in both schools assured students that loan funds and scholarships are available and that additional scholarships will be added next fall.
Conant Notes Equipment Costs
In making the announcement, President Conant declared, "It is inevitable that the costs of education must increase. Harvard has resisted this trend as long as possible. The financial problems of the Medical School and the School of Dental Medicine are complicated by the fact that modern medical and dental teaching requires expensive laboratory and clinical facilities.
"Although the cost of medical and dental education is high, it is also true that the students through tuition, contributes a smaller proportion for that cost than the student in any other department of University."
Demand for Doctors Great
Dr. C. Sidney Burwell, dean of the Faculty of Medicine, which administers both schools, said, "The need for medical and dental practioners and research specialists is such that we are determined to keep our opportunities for education in these fields open to able men from all economic levels and from all parts of the country. With that aim in mind, we have given careful thought in our new program to scholarships and loans. Funds available for scholarships will be more than doubled next year."
Schools in Red
In a letter to students explaining the increase, he added "Operating costs have risen sharply in recent years . . . An increasing deficit faced each year for the past few years has used up our reserves. We have made every economy possible, short of reducing the quality of our teaching. In spite of these economies, it is still necessary to raise tuition to meet the expenses of the two schools."