Veterans Services

Updated 4/7/2020: Based on recently passed legislation, Summer 2020 courses converted to online modality solely due to COVID-19 may be certified as resident courses. Students enrolled in these courses will continue to receive the MHA rate for resident training. Course sections that already exist in an online modality prior to this legislation will be certified as distance learning.

Updated 3/26/2020: Great news! Congress passed new legislation for Gi Bill benefits due to COVID-19 that will preserve housing benefits despite Harper College‚Äôs move to flexible/distance learning. Visit the U.S. Department of Veterans websites regularly to stay up to date.  In addition to education benefits, the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs is making great strides to provide Veterans with various forms of assistance.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - GI Bill Benefits

We are here to help. If you have any questions, please contact Andy Smith. 

How can we help?

Thank you for your service. Now, let Harper serve you.

Harper College supports your success. Resources are available for our veterans and military-connected students (active duty, reservists, veterans and eligible dependents). Many offices have designated Veteran Services Representatives who are trained in the specific needs of veteran students. For assistance on how to get started at Harper as a veteran or military-connected student, contact Academic Advisor Stephanie Casado at or 847.925.6208.

Consider joining the Harper Student Veterans Association. Members share a special camaraderie, unique to the men and women who have served our country and that extends to creating a community for military-dependents and civilian supporters. The Association offers support and advocacy needed to help you succeed in higher education.

Upcoming Events

Veterans and Military-Connected Informational Sessions

Join Harper College for one of our upcoming free informational sessions for Veterans and Military-Connected individuals (i.e. active duty, reservists, and dependents). Learn about educational opportunities at Harper and how to make the most of your benefits. 

Public Act 96-0133 Survey PDF

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