Tuition and Payment
Payment Due Dates
- Log in to MyHarper Student Portal.
- Select the My Payments Pay Now/QuikPAY.
Authorized Payers (parents or legal guardians) may submit payment through QuikPAY tab.
Payment is due at the time of registration.
Effective Spring 2014
Students born on or after January 1, 1949:
- are eligible for a 50 percent tuition discount starting on their 65th birthday.
- can register at any time to receive the discount as long as they are 65 years old at the time of registration.
- may apply the discount only to Personal and Cultural
- Enrichment Continuing Education courses*.
Students born December 31, 1948, and prior:
- are eligible for a 100 percent tuition discount on a space-available basis determined by the number of seats open three calendar days prior to the first class meeting.
- must register three calendar days or less prior to the start of a course to receive the discount.
- may choose to register four calendar days or more prior to the start of a course to guarantee a seat. In this case, the student is eligible for a 50 percent tuition discount.
- may apply the discount to all Continuing Education courses
All fees are due at the time of registration.
Senior citizen discounts do not apply to Lifelong Learning Institute and Aquacise courses, which are already discounted for seniors.
*Personal and Cultural Enrichment courses begin with the following prefixes:
LAA – Paranormal
LEI – The Arts
LET – Pet Care
LFA – Theater/Performing Arts
LFS – Culinary
LHF – DIY
LIO – Independent Offerings
LLA – The Writing Studio
LLG – Gardening
LLL – Languages
LMU – Music
LPA – Sports Activities
LPD – Dance
LPE – Fitness/Recreation
LPF – Personal Finance
LPL – Science
LPP – Aquatics
LPS – Sports
- Learn about this convenient payment plan.
- Sign up for the e-Cashier Payment Plan: Log in to MyHarper Student Portal.
- Select the My Payments tab and select Set Up Payment Plan/e-Cashier
Payment Plan Details
Cash, electronic check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover accepted. Harper is now processing checks electronically. Be aware there will be a $25 fee for any declined checks.
Students receiving Federal, State, Private or Institutional (Harper College) Grants, Scholarships or Student Loans must sign up for e-Cashier's Deferred Payment Plan. Failure to do so may result in dropped classes.
Log in to MyHarper Student Portal. Select the My Payments tab, then select Set Up Payment Plan/e-Cashier. If you have accepted financial aid on your student account you will automatically be directed to the deferred payment plan.
If there is no accepted aid on your student account you should contact the Office of Student Financial Assistance to correct your account before setting up a payment plan. For more information, please refer to Deferred Payment Plan Details PDF.
Third party billing is available for those students whose employers will pay for their tuition and fees regardless of their grades or class attendance.
If your tuition will be paid for by a third party, you must obtain either a voucher or a letter on letterhead indicating the third party's willingness to be billed for your classes. The letter must include the student's name, address and billing instructions along with an authorizing signature from the third party. A new voucher or letter is required each term and must be turned into the Harper College Business Office, A214, main campus by your payment due date to ensure you will not be dropped from your classes.
- Upon receipt of the Third Party Billing authorization the college will directly bill the company for the student's current term tuition and fees.
- The college does not monitor the student's grades or class attendance. It is the student's responsibility to furnish his employer with any information regarding attendance or grades.
- If for any reason the third party defaults on payment, the charges will be reinstated on the student's account and payment will become the responsibility of the student.
If you participate in College Illinois please notify the Harper College Business Office, A214, main campus or at 847.925.6880 of your intent to have your tuition and fees billed directly to College Illinois. This must be done by the payment due date to avoid being dropped for non-payment. The student is responsible for any charges that will not be covered by the plan and should also check with the Harper Business Office whenever schedule changes are made. This must be completed every semester that the student attends.
All other 529 plans must be contacted directly by the student to request payment. Be sure to allow sufficient time for funds to be received by Harper in order for the payment to be posted by the designated payment due date.
If your employer will be reimbursing you for your tuition, you must pay your account in full or set up a payment plan by the payment due date and submit the receipts to your employer.
Students can be subject to a 'Past Due Balance' hold if their student account meets one of the following criteria:
- They owe a balance for any semester prior to the current term.
- Their payment plan for the current semester is inactive or is repeatedly missing payments.
- They have a remaining balance on the current semester after the midterm period.
A 'Past Due Balance' hold has the following effects:
- Prevents students from registering for and dropping classes
- Prevents students from receiving/viewing transcripts
- Prevents students from receiving/viewing grades
A 'Past Due Balance' hold can be removed by completing one of the following:
- By paying off the outstanding balance in full
- By setting up a 'Past Due Balance Payment Plan' with the Business Office
- If you set up a payment plan, the first payment must post to your student account before we are able to manually remove the hold.
- If the payment has posted to your student account and the hold is still on please contact the Business Office to have it removed.