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Paying for College

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Paying for College

The 2024-25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available for students and families to complete at 2024-25 FAFSA formLearn more about the launch.

FAFSA Simplification represents big changes to the application form, Pell calculation, processes, and systems used to award federal student aid starting with the 2024-25 award year. Learn more and watch for updates.

Up to $1,000 Finish Line Grant available

Is something keeping you from completing your Harper College degree or certificate? A family emergency, childcare issues, or problem with your car or housing? Don’t let life's problems keep you from finishing what you started. Learn more at: Finish Line Grant

Focus on your goals instead of worrying about affording college. Harper's tuition is just a fraction of the cost of other universities and we can help you find ways to cover tuition and living expenses by taking advantage of scholarships, grants, flexible payment plans, military benefits and work-study opportunities. When life gets in the way, our team of experts is here to assist you.

Tuition Rates

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See the official tuition rates and fees for Harper College. See tuition and fees**

Payment Plan

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Harper offers an online payment plan for students who are unable to pay tuition costs in full, have financial aid that doesn’t cover the full cost of their semester, or want to pay monthly installments. See payment plans

Financial Aid

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Applying for federal and state grants starts with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Explore your financial aid options


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Harper College alumni, faculty, staff and community leaders and organizations have donated millions of dollars to make sure nothing holds you back from succeeding. Find your scholarship

Military Benefits

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There are a number of resources available for our veterans and military-family students (active duty, reservists, veterans and eligible dependents). Learn about military benefits

Student Employment

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Students can earn money to be used for paying educational costs through Federal Work Study and Student Aide opportunities. About student employment


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Federal Direct Loans are available for you to borrow funds to pay for your college expenses. Learn about loans

WIOA Grant Funds

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Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Grant-funded (no cost) program for unemployed or underemployed people who need to re-enter the workforce. About WIOA


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Combine job-related college courses with paid, on-the-job learning. Tuition paid by employer. Explore apprenticeships

The 2024–25 FAFSA is here! Take advantage of the financial aid available to you.

11,561 students were awarded $33,169,673 in scholarships, grants and tuition waivers through Harper College in 2022–23.

To learn more, visit Financial Aid and Scholarships.

Harper College is committed to using the Principles & Standards of the College Cost Transparency Initiative in its student financial aid offer.

Compare your Savings.
Earn the first two years of your degree at Harper, transfer to a four-year university to complete your degree and you save up to:
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Save $13,580 vs. four years at an Illinois public university.
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Save $46,500 vs. four years at an out-of-state public university.
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Save $67,760 vs. four years at a private university.
Source: The College Board, Trends in College Pricing and Student Aid 2020. All costs based on tuition and fees** only. Does not include expenses such as room, board or transportation. Does not include financial aid.

Are you ready to attend college or career school, but need financial aid to help fund your education? Check out this video to learn how the office of Federal Student Aid provides more than $150 billion in grants, loans and work-study funds. Visit http://StudentAid.gov to learn more.

Last Updated: 5/28/24