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  • Changes in your enrollment may impact your financial aid.  For more information, see Financial Aid Disbursement and Adjustments.
  • The first disbursement occurs approximately two and a half weeks into each term.
  • Harper College will return any necessary funds for any type of financial aid should you become ineligible. 
  • You must be meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress standards at the end of each semester to be eligible for the awards offered to you.
  • You must be in a financial aid eligible program of study.
  • Financial aid will only pay up to 30 hours of English as a Second Language (ESL) and remedial courses combined.  Any costs for ESL or remedial courses in excess of 30 hours are the responsibility of the student to pay.
  • You may not receive financial aid from two schools at the same time. 
  • You must provide the requested documents to verify the information on your FAFSA within the Federal verification and disbursement deadlines. Failure to provide this information and respond to discrepancies may result in you not receiving financial aid. Upon verification, a correction may be required which may change your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) in 2023-2024 or Student Aid Index (SAI) in 2024-2025. A new EFC is provided on your Student Aid Report (for 2023-2024) or a new SAI is provided on your FAFSA Submission Summary (for 2024-2025) from the U.S. Department of Education. If this change impacts your financial aid awards, you will be notified in a Financial Aid Notification and can view the awards on MyHarper Portal. 
  • The Office of Student Financial Assistance will make necessary corrections if they find discrepancies with any verification paperwork.  This may affect your eligibility for financial aid.
  • Harper College has the responsibility to cancel all financial aid if data discrepancies exist. 
Last Updated: 1/29/24