Harper College

Women's Program

Harper welcomes you to schedule an in-person appointment. Please see the contact information below for both on-campus and remote availability. We look forward to seeing you.

What We Provide.

Education Planning: Navigate the college application and registration processes. Set your goals. Create your plan to earn a credential and find employment. Get hands-on help every step of the way.

Financial Assistance: Learn about financial aid options and scholarship opportunities. Find out if Women's Program scholarships are available to you.

Ongoing Support: Partner with your Women's Program academic advisor to overcome challenges. Discover college success services. Identify community resources. Build confidence and community through connections with other Women's Program participants. Reach your goal.

Are You Eligible?

To be eligible, you need to meet the eligibility criteria and complete the eligibility process to become a participant.

Eligibility Criteria: Participants need to meet low-income guidelines and at least one of the following criteria:

  • Single parent
  • A non-traditional career seeker
  • Woman fleeing domestic (intimate partner) violence
  • Woman with limited English skills pursuing coursework for English as a Second Language (ESL)

Eligibility Process: Call the Women's Program office to learn more about the steps to become a Women's Program participant.

Frequently Asked Questions.

The Rita and John Canning Women's Program provides grant-funded education, scholarship assistance, and support services for individuals who meet low-income guidelines and are one of the following: woman fleeing (intimate partner) domestic violence, single parent, a non-traditional career seeker, or a woman pursuing English as a Second Language (ESL) coursework.

Services include educational planning, help securing scholarship assistance for tuition, fees and books, referrals to ensure access to campus and community resources, and ongoing customized case management support while in school.

Contact the Women's Program by phone at 847-925-6558 or by email at womensprogram@harpercollege.edu.

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. Find out if you qualify for in-district tuition fees by checking these links: Edvantage, Joint Agreement.

Yes, if they meet the eligibility requirements for single parents or non-traditional career seekers.

Our scholarships, limited and subject to grant guidelines, may help pay for your tuition, fees and books. Meet with an advisor to determine your eligibility, availability of scholarships and apply for scholarships.

Yes, we will assist with accessing community resources. Community resources can be found in this link: Community Resources.

You can find information about organizations such as WINGS and Between Friends on Harper College's Community Resources page.
National Domestic Violence Hotline: phone 800-799-SAFE (7233), or text “START” to 88788.


Contact Us

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The Rita and John Canning Women's Program
Building D D204

In-Person Office Hours
Monday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Virtual Office Hours
Monday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The Rita and John Canning Women's Program is closed on college holidays.



Last Updated: 12/19/23