CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 08, 1978
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(Studio) President Carter's announcement of details of plans to give additional aid to college students reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) [Temporary network failure.] Efforts in Congress to get tax credits for college tuition, Carter administration opposition to this and Carter's proposal outlined. [CARTER - notes growing problems for middle income families, not just poor, in paying college expenses.] College cost increases in recent years and details of Carter plan reported.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
(Evanston, Illinois) Situation of middle income families paying for college expenses today described, citing that of Pat Lustig and family as example [DePaul University student Pat LUSTIG - says college experience good, but financial burden makes it difficult.] Cost increases at DePaul, in Chicago, in last 10 years noted. [Financial aid director Linda HARAF - notes that middle income family who has to get loan is obligated to repay it after student graduates, but that director grants and scholarships received by lower income students don't have to be repaid upon graduation.] Cost increases at Northwestern and school's methods of changing financial aid program reported.
REPORTER: Robert Jordan