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College is in your student's future. Find the info you need to explore future college options together:

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October 06, 2020

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The 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opens October 1, 2020. By applying early, you will be considered for the maximum number of financial aid awards. Filing the 2021-2022 FAFSA is easy and fast, especially when using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) to electronically transfer their federal tax return Information directly into the FAFSA form. 


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COVID-19 is a pandemic that changed the sense of normalcy in many aspects of life, including education. Often, education is an in-person experience with hands-on and observation opportunities, so that students see first-hand how things work. Here are some tips and strategies to support your college student during this time.


Looking to get ahead this summer?

Encourage your students to take advantage of Harper's low cost tuition while staying ahead on their degree requirements this summer.


December 04, 2019

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Debunk common financial aid myths and learn how Harper College is here to help you navigate your financial aid process.


September 25, 2019

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Our financial aid experts describe how to best prepare for the FAFSA and how they are here to help.


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Many students have already decided to attend Harper College this fall, while others are still exploring options. While it is never too late to get started at Harper, there are benefits to timely action. Attending New Student Orientation and registering early allows students the wide variety of courses and schedules to suit their personal needs . Additionally, greater financial opportunities, like scholarships, are available earlier. While course options still exist later in the summer, students may not be able to put their first choice schedule together.


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Fall is not the only time for students to start at Harper. We are available now to help your student enroll this upcoming January. If your son or daughter is still deciding what they want to study, that’s okay! Harper offers 10 different Areas of Interest they can explore during their first semester to further narrow what major or career they want to pursue.


Students parents Orientation

Join us for an upcoming Parent and Family Orientation session and we'll provide all the details about the top 10 most important things to be aware of.


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Through our Apprenticeship Program, students experience a real full-time job while also earning an Associate in Applied Science degree.


Students from an Apprenticeship Cohort

Learn how your student can become a registered apprentice and earn a FREE A.A.S degree while starting a full-time paid job.


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Harper College has implemented safety measures that impact fall semester coursework, events and travel. Read More