Tuition Rates and Fees
Tuition Rates for Credit Classes
|In-District Residents per Credit Hour||$125.00|
|Out-of-district per Credit Hour||$382.00|
|Out-of-State per Credit Hour||$457.50|
|International Student per Credit Hour||$457.50|
***Rates are subject to change without notice.
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
- Universal Fee: $17.50 per credit hour (Effective Spring 2018)
- Technology Fee: $7 per credit hour (Eliminated after Fall 2017)
- Construction and Renovation Fee: $9 per credit hour (Eliminated after Fall 2017)
- Distance Learning Fee: $20 per section
- Fast Track Fee: $10 per course
- Course Supply Fee: Varies per course
- Other course fees: Varies per course
- Laboratory and Music Fees: Will be indicated at time of registration.
Estimated Tuition and Fees
Estimated Costs for Spring 2018
|Credit Hours||In District Tuition||Registration Fee||Activity Fee||Universal Fee||Total|
|Credit Hours||Out of District Tuition||Registration Fee||Activity Fee||Universal Fee||Total|
Estimated Costs for Fall 2017
|Credit Hours||In District Tuition||Registration Fee||Activity Fee||Construction Fee||Technology Fee||Total|
|Credit Hours||Out of District Tuition||Registration Fee||Activity Fee||Construction Fee||Technology Fee||Total|
Please Note: These are baseline fees for classes and does not include the cost of books. Some classes may also have fees such as: Distance Learning Fee, Course Supply Fee, Other Course Fee, and Fast Track Fee.
Rates are subject to change without notice.
* Cardiographic Technician certificate (DCS/prefixCGT)
* Computed Tomography certificate (RAD)
* Dental Hygiene degree (DHY)
* Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography degree (DCS)
* Diagnostic Medical Sonography degree (DMS)
* Magnetic Resonance Imaging certificate (RAD)
* Mammography certificate (RAD)
* Nursing degree (NUR)
* Practical Nursing certificate (NUR/PNC)
* Radiology Technology degree (RAD)
* Surgical Technology (SUR) Effective Spring 2017
* CGT prefix
* DCS prefix
* DHY prefix
* DMS prefix
* NUR prefix
* RAD prefix
* SUR 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. Fees will need to be paid by the assigned due date.
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. Also, you should review the program requirements.
In person verification for new or current Harper students can be done at the One Stop, Building A, Room A250.
Questions? Please contact the One Stop at 847.925.6710.
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 joint agreement from your local community college. For more information, see the community college serving the district you reside in.
A one-time application fee of $25 is charged to each new student applying for admission for credit courses. The fee, which is nonrefundable, covers the cost of processing the application.
Students enrolled for 12 or more credit semester hours will pay a $42 activity fee for each semester; students enrolled for less than 12 hours will pay a $21 activity fee. No activity fee is charged for students enrolled only in Continuing Education courses. However, students enrolled only in continuing education may wish to pay the activity fee to obtain a HarperCard.
A $15 non-refundable registration fee is charged to all students registering each semester for credit courses. If a student decides to drop all of their courses after they had registered for a semester, they are required to pay the $15 registration fee.
For the Spring 2018 semester a Universal Fee of $17.50 per credit hour will be assessed for students enrolled in credit courses. Beginning with the Summer 2018 semester the Universal Fee will increase to $19.00 per credit hour. This fee helps to support student based technology, campus construction and renovation of outdated facilities, student access to the parking structure, and student access to the new Health and Recreation Center when completed.
A technology fee of $7 per credit hour will be assessed for students enrolled in credit courses. The fee will support all technology throughout the campus such as computer labs, instructional technology, resources of the library, and Web registration. (Eliminated after Fall 2017)
Construction and Renovation Fee
A renovation fee of $9 per credit hour will be assessed to students enrolled in credit courses. The fee will support the College’s infrastructure and the renovation of outdated facilities. (Eliminated after Fall 2017)
Course Supply Fee
These fees are to cover the costs of consumable supplies, materials, requirements for Health Career programs or licensing for tests or software that is specific to a particular course and beyond those covered by the regular tuition.
Other Course Fees
These fees are to cover the costs of non-consumable supplies or materials. Students enrolled in MUS 100 level courses will pay $100 per course, per semester. This entitles the student to one 30 minute private lesson per week. MUS 200 level music students will pay $200 per course, per semester and will receive one 60 minute private lesson per week.
Distance Learning Fee
These fees are assessed to a specific courses that are listed as either blended or web-based.
Fast Track Fee
These fees are assessed to a specific courses that are listed as fast track.