«Мы грызем гранит науки, нас грызет нужда!» (Материальное положение студенчества 1920-х годов)
In the article on the materials of the student Central and regional periodicals reconstructed financial situation and domestic practices of the various categories of Soviet students in the years of new economic policy. Analyzed system пайкового and scholarship security, the activities of the Commission for the welfare of students, student cooperatives, fraternities and household communes. The author concludes that despite the system of privileges for travel, weeks assistance of the trade unions and parcels from home, the financial position of the main mass of the students remained unstable, and a student's budget was very intense. Resolution of most household troubles was borne of the students themselves, including the various forms of self-organization: cooperatives, mutual, cooperative canteens, a contract with trading enterprises on the provision of clothing and footwear in credit for a scholarship and in installments etc. But a large part of the students had to live for random and rare earnings.