On August 1, 1969 Saskatchewan Premier Ross Thatcher declares the government will accept feed grain as payment for university tuition. As a follow-up, the Leader Post wrote this short article:
Regina Leader Post
August 5, 1969. p.3
A barley-for-fees program announced by the University of Saskatchewan this spring has drawn fewer than expected applications.
A university awards office official at Saskatoon campus said by the Aug. 1 deadline, 175 applications had been received, although it was expected up to 500 applications might be made.
However, the 175 applications are still over the limit of approximately 50 students and the university scholarship committee will make the selections strictly on the basis of need. The selection of students who will be allowed to pay their tuition fees with barley will be completed by Aug. 20.
The policy under which the university will accept 15,000 bushels of high grade barley for tuition fees is separate from the program announced Friday by the government of accepting grain for fees.
The university, which will use the barley for experimental feed lot purposes, is limiting the amount of barley to 300 bushels per student.
The government policy is limited to 200 students. Under the program the government will pay the university for the grain the government accepts in lieu of tuition fees. The government selection will be based on need but complete details of the program have not been announced.
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