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It’s no secret: Students who start at Harper and transfer can save up to $63,000 on the cost of their bachelor's degree. We asked a handful of Harper students what they would do with an extra $63,000.

Election volunteer smiling

This year, Election Day (Tuesday, Nov. 3) has been declared a state holiday. While Harper College and other colleges/schools will be closed, students as young as 16 years old have the opportunity to serve as election judge, a paid position.

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Paralegal Janet Tan

After two decades of teaching, Janet Tan wanted a change. She found her experience and interests were a fit with the Paralegal Studies program. But she had a perception that she might be too old to return to college.

2020 Harper Student Fashion Show

Harper College Fashion Design students share their work through "Imagine," the 2020 Fashion Show Spring Review.

Facemasks designed by area students and produced by the Makerspace.

Career and Technical Education teachers from Buffalo Grove and Wheeling high schools have designed and are now producing a protective face shield, with help from Harper College’s Makerspace and Entrepreneur Center.

December 04, 2019

Student in graduation cap, shrugging shoulders.

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

November 18, 2019

oscar-tapia

A career in personal training offers flexibility and good money. But for Oscar Tapia, becoming a personal trainer is a labor of love.

Celeste Tomaz and her family

Four years ago, Celeste, her second husband and their two children moved to the United States hoping for a better life. Neither she nor her husband had graduated high school. They are doing their best to support their family, but it is a struggle.

nicole-berthold

Nicole Berthold looks back on the memories in the graphic arts program that prepared her for her career.

October 29, 2019

Mukila Maitha

Mukila Maitha, Geography Instructor at Harper College, grew up being exposed to diverse cultures. This experience sparked his interest in the world around him.

October 25, 2017

Lilly Vasquez and her children

“Are you okay?” Three little words that made all the difference. That’s what Harper Counselor Shari Pergricht asked Lilly Vasquez one day during a counseling appointment. “I just broke down in tears,” recalled Lilly.

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