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Grad Schools' Tuition to Rise To Meet Costs


Four Harvard graduate schools have announced tuition increases for next Fall.

The Law School announced last week that it will increase tuition from $1750 to $2100. Tuition at the School of Education will increase from $2400 to $2600. The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences recently announced the same increase to $2600. Business School students face a $400 increase to $2800.

The Divinity School is the only graduate school which decided against raising tuition. However, an increase in Med School tuition is also unlikely, Herbert A. Shaw, director of medical information, said yesterday.

The other graduate schools have not yet decided on tautens for next year.

B-School Highest

The Business School increase will make its tuition the highest within the University and the highest for any business school in the country. It is due primarily to increased operating costs and inflation. Winfield G. Knopf, assistant dean of the Graduate School of Business Administration, said yesterday.

"Particularly with respect to operating costs, the introduction of additional computer time has caused the need for increasing tuition," Knopf said. "Computer work has been added to many programs, and this innovation is costing us."

Knopf added that the tuition hike will not completely cover the increase in expenditure, but that salaries, particularly faculty salaries, will not be increased as much as in past years.

The Business School tuition has increases drastically in the past few years. The figure for next year's entering class is 60 per cent higher than the tuition of $1750 that was charged in 1967. Tuition for the School of Education and theGSAS has increased $600, or 30 per cent, in the same three-year period.

This year, however, is the first since 1967 that the Law School has bad to increase tuition. In addition to the problems of rising operating costs and inflation, the Law School faces a $30.000 deficit.

The 1969-70 Law School tuition was the lowest among a comparative sample of other law schools including Yale, the University of Chicago, and Columbia. The rate of increase in tuition has been lower at Harvard Law School over the past several years than at the other schools compared.

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