Educational Value You Can Afford

Harper Offers You Real Value at a Reasonable Price

At Harper, we don’t compromise quality for affordability. Harper’s tuition is an incredible value and an investment that will pay returns for years to come. Harper’s cost-per-credit-hour for in-district residents can be one-fifth of the cost of a four-year university. Harper is also a smart choice for getting started on a bachelor’s degree. We have transfer agreements with a number of institutions that make it easy to transfer and save up to $61,000.

Each year, Harper awards more than $16 million in scholarship and grant money to students. Adult learners also have access to many types of financial assistance. Financial aid available includes:

  • Scholarships for adult learners
  • Grants
  • Loans
  • Post-9-11 and Veteran’s Assistance programs

Harper offers a convenient payment plan, with automatic monthly payment via checking account, savings account, debit card or credit card. This tuition payment plan is interest free and allows you to spread a semester’s cost across the term.

Save on tuition if you work in-district. Out-of-district residents can take advantage of in-district tuition rates if you work for an in­district Business EdVantage registered company. You can also ask your employer if they offer tuition reimbursement for career-related education.

Learn more from the Harper College Office of Scholarships and Financial Assistance.

What’s FAFSA and Why Is It Important to Me?
Applying for any type of financial aid starts by completing a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form – even for adult students. You can access and complete the FAFSA form online at

Please note: There are a number of instances where the FAFSA web site refers to students and parents – this site is for all students (recent high school grads and adult learners alike), disregard the reference to parents if it is not relevant to your situation.
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