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Athletes' Financial Aid Problems Being Studied

Survey Will Be Widened in Fall to Include Other Extra-Curricular Activities


Coaches, captains, and players on College athletic teams are being consulted by the Financial Aid Center in the first part of a project to shape employment and loan facilities designed to enable needy students to spend time in extra-curricular activities.

The Aid Center wants to know how much time a student has to spend on different activities. If some activities take so much time that the student can't work during certain periods, the Center wants to be able to provide loans during those periods, and employment during the rest of the time.

Ask Practice Schedules

Letters go out this week to the coaches of all the varsity teams, asking for information concerning dates in which their practices are most intensive, a schedule of hours required for practice, and whether or not participation makes students unable to carry outside employment.

The captains of most of the teams will be interviewed by F.A.C. Director John U. Monro '34. He also plans to talk to athletes who have played on varsity teams and carried financial aid problems concurrently, to see how they solved their particular problems.

Plan Extensive Study

Athletic participation is just one phase of the Aid Center's project. Next year it will seek also information on the time requirements of other undergraduate activities.

"It is our intention to try to help any student in the College who needs financial assistance," Monro said yesterday. "So far as possible, we want to shape his employment and loan schedules to enable him to participate fully in athletics or other activities if he wishes."

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