Tuition Rates and Fees

Tuition Rates for Credit Classes

Rates are subject to change without notice.

  • In-district residents: $110.25 per credit hour (Includes full-time employees of companies within Harper's district)
  • Out-of-district: $367.25 per credit hour
  • Out-of-state: $442.75 per credit hour
  • International Student: $442.75 per credit hour.

Designated programs may have higher rates.

Please Note: Health Care programs may have variable tuition and additional costs. More information regarding specific health care career program costs is provided at the information sessions.

Fees for Credit Classes

  • Application Fee (non-refundable): $25
  • Activity Fee, full-time student: $42; part-time student: $21
  • Registration Fee (non-refundable): $15
  • Students are responsible for payment of the $15 non-refundable registration fee for all registrations that are dropped for non-payment.
  • Technology Fee: $7 per credit hour
  • Construction and Renovation Fee: $9 per credit hour
  • Laboratory and Music Fees: Will be indicated at time of registration.

Rates are subject to change without notice.


    * Cardiographic Technician certificate
    * Computed Tomography certificate
    * Dental Hygiene degree
    * Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography degree
    * Diagnostic Medical Sonography degree
    * Mammography certificate (RAD)
    * Nursing degree
    * Practical Nursing certificate
    * Radiology Technology degree


    * CGT prefix
    * CTOM prefix
    * DCS prefix
    * DHY prefix
    * DMS prefix
    * NUR prefix
    * RAD prefix

District residents 65 years of age and older are eligible for a 100 percent tuition discount for all credit courses. This discount applies only when registering three calendar days or closer to the first day of that particular class. This must be the student's initial enrollment in the class and there must be space available. Students may not drop and re-enroll for the discount. This discount does not apply to fees.

Harper College's Business EdVantage program allows employees who live outside of Harper's district, but work at an in-district organization, to take college credit courses at in-district rates. Current employment at an in-district organization must be supplied each semester a student is enrolled in class. A most recent paystub must be provided to verify current employment. For more information on whether your company is eligible, click here.

In person verification may be completed for new students in Admissions Outreach building C room 102. Current/Returning students are welcome to visit the Registrar's Office located in building A room 213.

Questions? Please feel free to contact the Admissions Outreach office at 847.925.6700.

Out-of-district students desiring to pursue a certificate or degree program at Harper that is not available at your local community college may apply for a chargeback or joint agreement from your local community college. For more information, see the community college serving the district you reside in.