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William Rainey Harper College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$22,380 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$8,772 tuition
$12,158 off campus room & board
$1,000 books and supplies
$450 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$24,192 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$10,584 tuition
$12,158 off campus room & board
$1,000 books and supplies
$450 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$1,664 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
47% of students receive aid
35% get federal aid ($4,593 avg)
17% get state aid ($1,534 avg)
8% get institn'l aid ($1,664 avg)
9% get loans ($5,071 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 0.883% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 0.736% 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 $4,884 41%
Federal Grant Aid $4,593 35%
Pell Grants $4,529 35%
Other Federal Grants $504 4%
Institution Grant Aid $1,664 8%
State Grant Aid $1,534 17%
Student Loans $5,071 9%
Federal Loans $5,071 9%
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 $366
Out of State $441


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Ottmar from Berwyn, IL
  • Dec-21-2016 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
  • Jun-04-2015 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
  • Apr-10-2014 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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