Task of Financing Higher Education
President Kennedy'S program for higher education, presented to Congress in a special message on Feb. 20 and in a proposed legislative measure transmitted on March 7, points up anew the expanding scope of federal assistance to the colleges and universities of the United States. The President is seeking authorization of a widened five-year program of college scholarships, continuation of a program of loans for dormitory construction, and establishment of a new loan program for construction of college classrooms, libraries, laboratories and other needed facilities.
The new program is advanced at a time when college administrators are pondering how they can accept increasing federal financial assistance and at the same time maintain the tradition of academic independence. This concern is shared by ...