TUITION UP TO $2400
While you were away this summer, the Harvard Corporation voted to increase tuition from $2000 to $2400, starting with the 1969-1970 school year.
The tuition increase of $400 is the largest in recent years. The last raise, made last year, was $240.
Dean Ford said last summer that the University would increase scholarship aid next year, but not enough to cover the entire $400 raise.
The increase, Ford said, was the result of rising costs that had not been expected when the last tuition increase was announced.
Specifically, he mentioned higher costs in maintenance, involving the Buildings and Grounds Department; financial aid; and salaries for faculty and staff.
The tuition increase was in keeping with Harvard's long-standing policy of having students pay one-half of their schooling costs, with the other half coming from alumni money, Ford said.
He also predicted that such sharp increases in college fees would become common in the future unless the federal government stepped in to make up the difference between the costs of public and private schooling.