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    Harvard raising tuition by 3.9% for next academic year

    The cost of going to Harvard will go up by 3.9 percent for the 2014-2015 academic year, according to the school’s website.

    The total price of attending the college, including tuition, room and board, and other fees, will rise from $56,407 to $58,607, a $2,200 increase.

    About 70 percent of students will receive some form of financial aid, including about 20 percent who aren’t expected to pay anything at all, the University said.

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    Students from families with an annual income of $65,000 or less, who make up about 20 percent of the student body, are allowed to attend the university free.

    Students from families earning $65,000 to $150,000 annually are expected to contribute up to 10 percent of their income, with those earning more than $150,000 paying more than 10 percent.

    Catalina Gaitan can be reached at catalina.gaitan@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter at @catalina_gaitan.