How Do I Pay for College?

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Staff in the financial aid office at Harper College answer this question for our students and parents every day. Our best advice:  All students should apply for financial aid and Harper College Scholarships each year.  Over 9,700 students were awarded $27 million in scholarships, grants and tuition waivers through Harper College in 2018-2019.

Complete the 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) starting October 1, 2019.  When you apply early, you will be considered for the maximum number of financial aid awards.  Filing the 2020-2021 FAFSA is easier than ever and can be completed fast with minimal preparation.  You will:

  • Use 2018 federal income tax information,
  • Use a separate FSA ID for the student and parent, and
  • Go online to or use the myStudentAid app with a mobile phone or tablet.

Need Help?
If you need assistance applying for financial aid or have questions, we are here to help with available workshops, walk-in hours or schedule appointments. Learn more here.

Last Updated: 7/27/22