Rita and John Canning Women's Program at Harper College

Education planning, financial assistance and ongoing support.

Education Planning: Pair up with a Women's Program Specialist. Set your goals. Create your plan. Navigate the college application and registration processes. Get hands-on help every step of the way.

Financial Assistance: Learn how to apply for financial aid. Find out if Women's Program funding is available to you. Discuss on-campus employment and scholarship opportunities.

Ongoing Support: Team up with your Women's Program Specialist. Work together on your plan. Discover college success services. Identify community resources. Build your self-esteem. Reach your goal.


To be eligible, participants need to meet low-income guidelines and at least one of the following criteria:

  • Displaced homemaker
  • Woman who has experienced domestic violence
  • Single parent
  • A non-traditional career seeker
  • Woman with limited English skills