Financing a college education can be difficult, something Elyse Ruth (CLA ’71) knows firsthand.
When Ruth was a junior at Temple in 1969, she studied abroad at the London School of Economics. Because no financial aid was available, she had to find alternate means of funding her studies, including a job in the college pub as a barmaid.
Her wages? One pound. Or $2.40.
“Not per hour. That was the entire shift. One pound,” she laughs.