Fullerton College: A Pictorial History

As World War II veterans graduated from FJC, membership in the Veterans’ Club dwindled, but there was a sudden upsurge as the Korean War (1950-1953) ended. In this 1956 shot, Korean War veterans registering for classes seek assistance at the Veterans’ Adviser Station. In 1952, the federal government, worried that higher education institutions were overcharging for veterans’ education, stopped direct payment to colleges and universities, and instead provided each veteran with a $110 monthly check for which they had to pay their tuition fees, books, and living expenses. Eventually 1.2 million Korean War veterans used their benefits to enter higher education. By the fall of 1956, there were over 300 Korean War veterans taking classes at FJC.
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