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It’ll cost more than $70,000 to attend this Connecticut college next year

In this May 22, 2016 photo, a group of graduates with the Class of 2016 pose to have their picture taken at the conclusion of the Trinity College commencement exercises. (Cloe Poisson/Hartford Courant via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT Cloe Poisson / Hartford Courant via AP, File

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The cost of attending Trinity College in Hartford is rising to more than $71,000 next year, making it the first school in Connecticut to break the $70,000 barrier.

The Hartford Courant reports that tuition, room, board and fees at the private school will jump 3.9 percent to $71,660 for the next academic year.

Trinity President Joanne Berger-Sweeney says the schools board of trustees recently approved the increase. In a letter to the Trinity community last week, Berger-Sweeney said the school does not take the decision lightly and understands that “fewer and fewer families can afford to invest so deeply in their children’s education.”

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By comparison, Yale University is charging $66,900 this year, Connecticut College students pay $67,440 and Wesleyan University juniors and seniors pay $68,920.

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Information from: Hartford Courant, http://www.courant.com