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Residency

Students enrolling at Harper College are classified as In-district, Out-of-district, Out-of-state or Out-of-country for tuition and fee purposes:

In-district Resident

A student who has resided within the State of Illinois and the Harper College district* 30 days immediately prior to the start of the term is eligible to be classified as an in-district student for tuition calculation purposes. Proof of in-district status is required at the time of registration. Proof of residence can include:

  • Valid driver's license or state ID
  • Utility bill dated within the last 30 days
  • Current property management lease
  • Bank statement dates within the last 30 days
  • Pay slip dated within the last 30 days
  • Current credit card bill
  • Post Office confirmation of change of address

Out-of-district Resident

A student who has resided in the State of Illinois, but outside the Harper College district, for 30 days* immediately prior to the start of the term shall be classified as an out-of-district student. Students who change their address from in-district to out-of-district during the first 4 weeks of the semester will be charged the out-of-district rate.

Out-of-state Resident

A student who has resided in the State of Illinois for less than 30 days** immediately prior to the start of the term shall be classified as an out-of-state student.

Out-of-country Resident

 A student whose permanent residence is outside the United States and is attending Harper College on an F-1 visa shall be classified as an international student.

Communities within Harper College District #512:

Arlington Heights, Barrington, Barrington Hills, Elk Grove Village, Inverness, Lake Barrington, Mount Prospect, North Barrington, Palatine, Port Barrington, Prospect Heights, Rolling Meadows , Schaumburg, South Barrington, Tower Lakes, Wheeling.

Portions of the communities listed below are not included within Harper College District #512.  Contact the Registrar’s Office for additional information at 847.925.6500 or regoff@harpercollege.edu.

Buffalo Grove, Carpentersville, Deer Park, Des Plaines, Fox River Grove, Hanover Park, Hoffman Estates, Roselle.

** Students who move from outside the state or district and who obtain residence in the state or Harper district for reasons other than attending the community college shall be exempt from the thirty-day requirement if they demonstrate through documentation a verifiable interest in establishing permanent residency. The Registrar's Office shall make the final determination of residency status for tuition purposes.

Last Updated: 11/5/19