Women's Program FAQs

Frequently asked questions about the Women's Program.

The Rita and John Canning Women's Program provides grant-funded education, financial assistance, and support services for individuals who meet low-income guidelines and are one of the following: displaced homemaker, woman who has experienced domestic violence, single parent, a non-traditional career seeker, woman with limited English skills.
Typical services include educational planning, help securing financial assistance for tuition, fees and books, referrals to campus and community resources, ongoing Program Specialist support while in school.
First, call the Women's Program at 847.925.6558 to see if you might qualify. Then meet with a Program Specialist to determine eligibility and complete an intake. Then attend an orientation session.
Women's Program participants must intend to become students at Harper College.
Yes, but the program is not able to cover out-of-district tuition fees.
Yes, if they meet the eligibility requirements.
The Women's Program may be able to pay for tuition, fees and books for individuals who are unable to secure other financial aid; dependent on availability of funding.
The Women's Program has listings of community resources and can assist you in finding the services you need. Program Specialists can also provide information about subsidized childcare.
As a program participant, you will develop a plan of service with your Program Specialist. The length of the plan will be individualized to meet your needs.