Most College veterans will choose to foot the impending tuition increases without aid from Washington, John U. Monro '34, Counsellor for Veterans, predicted yesterday.
If the annual his indicated by Provost Buck Monday hits $70 or more, it will push total student academic expenses over the present $500 sum granted yearly under the G.I. Bill of Rights, Munro stated.
Veterans might crew lunds on Veterans' Administration excess charge forms to cover costs, hut Monro advised, "Most veterans realize that unless they have eligibility time to burn, this is not a good way to use their eligibility."
Under the laws, each day of eligibility will be worth close to 35, Munro explained, but a veteran who draws on the excess charge forms will lose many precious days of eligibility with a return of only $2.10.
Very few veterans how in College have excess eligibility to throw away in this manner, the Counsellor remarked.
Beneficiaries of Public Law 16, however, "don't have to worry," Monro said, because the VA, under contract, reimburses the University for all standard payments incurred by the veterans.
Scholarship Requests Boom
Meanwhile, the probability of large-scale scholarship demands loomed yesterday, when the office of the Committee on Scholarships said that over since the recent announcement of rent boosts, an unprecedently large number of students have drawn application blanks for aid.
Earlier in the week Provost Buck stated that, "We're going to do all we can" to help those in a bad way financially.
There are scholarship money reserves to take care of most students "who honestly need it," he said. "But there is no question that the income level has gone way up. Someone's getting this money."