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William Rainey Harper College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$22,338 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$9,030 tuition
$11,810 off campus room & board
$1,000 books and supplies
$498 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$24,150 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$10,842 tuition
$11,810 off campus room & board
$1,000 books and supplies
$498 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$2,061 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
51% of students receive aid
37% get federal aid ($4,821 avg)
17% get state aid ($1,802 avg)
7% get institn'l aid ($2,061 avg)
7% get loans ($4,533 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 1.10% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 0.917% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $4,853 46%
Federal Grant Aid $4,821 37%
Pell Grants $4,762 37%
Other Federal Grants $434 5%
Institution Grant Aid $2,061 7%
State Grant Aid $1,802 17%
Student Loans $4,533 7%
Federal Loans $4,533 7%
Other Loans - 0%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
$1,000 Y
- Y
$500 Y
$1,000 Y
- Y
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 1
Financial aid deadline: March 1
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does William Rainey Harper College offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
1200 W Algonquin Rd
Palatine, IL 60067-7398
(847) 925-6000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $376
Out of State $452


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Ottmar from Berwyn, IL
  • I am a current student here

    Definitely a good affordable price to attend here based on all the extracurricular's, clubs, sports, classes, and food in the area.

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  • 4
  • Lindsey from Lake IN The Hills, IL
  • I am a current student here

    Junior colleges are always good for saving money. Harper is one of the best, if not the best, junior college in Illinois. The education they offer is equal to any college or university for much less!

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  • 5
  • Amber from Arlington Hts., IL
  • I am a current student here

    It is cheap, with a great campus, and education available. I am really happy I choose to go to Harper I have saved about $50k with my decision.

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