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Harper College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$22,448 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$8,736 tuition
$12,262 off campus room & board
$1,000 books
$450 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$24,248 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$10,536 tuition
$12,262 off campus room & board
$1,000 books
$450 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$2,968 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
54% of students receive aid
40% get federal aid ($4,575 avg)
21% get state aid ($1,471 avg)
2% get institn'l aid ($2,968 avg)
22% get loans ($4,917 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.82% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 2.47% 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 $4,966 44%
Federal Grant Aid $4,575 40%
Pell Grants $4,525 40%
Other Federal Grants $457 4%
Institution Grant Aid $2,968 2%
State Grant Aid $1,471 21%
Student Loans $4,917 22%
Federal Loans $4,917 22%
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 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 $364
Out of State $439


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 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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  • 5
  • Jessica
  • Jan-28-2014 I am a current student here

    This school is meant to save you money! One semester is around $2,000 (depending on how many classes you take) and you are receiving the same education as a lot of other kids who went away to universities for $20,000. I have learned so much and it is worth the money.

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