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Paying for College

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 2022-2023 FAFSA is here! Take advantage of the financial aid available to you.

13,324 students were awarded $41,492,774 in scholarships, grants and tuition waivers through Harper College in 2021-2022.


To learn more, visit Financial Aid and Scholarships.