Liberal Union and AVC officials are submitting to Provost Buck today the results of a postcard poll sampling the effects of a tuition increase on undergraduates, despite the prediction of an assistant to the Provost that it will probably have less influence than "the hard facts of the University's financial picture."
Surveyors originally planned to cover ten percent of University undergraduates, but final results encompass the opinions of only 197 students, 3.6 percent of the College Population. Nevertheless, directors Ray F. Gootenberg '50 and Stanley H. Lofchie '50 claim the poll significant, since it represents "an accurate sampling" of College men.
According to the survey, 125 of the 197 cases sampled will be severely affected by the tuition increase. Of these, 77 would have to curtail some of their academic work, while 110 would be obliged to seek income from sources other than relatives.
The report emphasizes that most of the men affected are already receiving more scholarship aid and doing more part-time work than the group which will not feel the pinch.
On the basis of their findings, the pollers state that if tuition is increased, more than half of the undergraduate body will be forced to find additional sources of income.