The Graduate School of Education, traditionally the poor sister of Harvard's grad schools, looked more fragile than usual last week when Ed School Dean Paul N. Ylvisaker revealed a potential $300,000 deficit for 1974-75.
With a fund that amounts to less than 1 per cent of the University's total endowment, the Ed School has few resources to combat rising inflation and federal fund cutbacks.
Rather than boost tuition again--the Ed School had hiked its fees $200 for 1974-75 already--Ylvisaker has chosen to run what he called earlier this week "a trim ship."
Meanwhile the Divinity School is praying for dollars to stave off a possible $1000 tuition increase.
A Faculty proposal to impose a cross-registration fee on graduate schools, plus a possible budget deficit have been worrying Glenn W. Boynton, the Divinity School's dean of financial affairs.
Although Boynton said the Divinity School could not afford a cross-registration fee, which it would have to pay for its students to attend classes at other schools in the University, the proposed plan could give the school an impetus to raise its $2200 tuition fee.
And with the Divinity School tuition hovering around the lowest grad school fees in the nation, it appears that the school does not have a prayer of keeping the prices down.