By the way, the G.I. Bill didn’t specifically pay for tuition.
Rather, it gave veterans a monthly stipend while they were enrolled in
school. In my case, I got $160 a month in 1970, which rose to $340 a
month when I was married in 1971. In today’s dollars that is $800 and
$1,700 respectively. I used that for rent and food as well as for
tuition and books. Needless to say, I had to take a part-time job to
make ends meet. In any event, even if the G.I. Bill were in effect
today, Brown and Columbia would not be in the cards for me at that rate
of assistance. But for the University of Georgia and later for Auburn
University, it was fine.