Paying for College - We're Here to Help!

Your family may have experienced challenges due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.  Please know that, even though we are no longer working from campus, we are here to help you remotely. As we look forward to the upcoming semesters, know that we can guide you through registration for summer and fall courses.

A major consideration for families is often the cost of school.  Choosing Harper is a great start to reducing overall cost of your student’s education with Harper’s affordable tuition.  Timeliness is always important to taking advantage of as many financial opportunities as possible. Whether a current or new student, Harper’s financial aid and scholarship assistance can assist you in reaching your goals.

Complete the FAFSA

Applying for federal and state grants is always a great start.  Begin with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) administered by the U.S. Department of Education. 

General Eligibility Requirements must be met for students to be considered for federal and state financial aid programs.

Donor Sponsored Scholarships

The Harper College Educational Foundation provides funding for more than 170 scholarships thanks to the generosity of Harper College donors and alumni. These scholarships are awarded based on the detail and quality of your essays, and the scholarship's criteria. Scholarships open on March 1 for the following Fall & Spring semester.  You can learn more and begin the application here.

External Scholarship Opportunities

External scholarships are awarded to students by community organizations, workplaces, faith institutions, local businesses and others. Students must apply for these scholarships individually and they are awarded by the scholarship sponsors. You can learn more and apply here.

We are here to Help!

While the campus is closed, the One Stop is still available to help with your questions.  The One Stop is providing services by email, phone and chat.

Email One Stop

Call 847.925.6710

Chat Live

Monday through Thursday:
8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Last Updated: 11/3/21