Cashing Checks

Lake Forest College does not cash personal checks or make personal cash advances.


The College provides an automatic teller machine in Durand Commons. The ATM does not accept deposits, but will honor withdrawals from cards with these networks: Mastercard, Money Network, Cyrus, Cash Station, Star* Plus, Discover, and American Express.

Make Payments on a Student Account

The Cashier accepts payments toward tuition and fees at the College. Payments are accepted by check, money order, and via locked drop-box during the Business Office’s open hours.

Please make sure the student ID# and name is noted on the check, particularly if the person writing the check or sending the wire does not share the last name or home address with the student.

If you would like to pay by credit card, bank wire, or with E-Check (bank account), you may do so online here: Student Account.

Business Office Open Hours:

Academic Year: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Summer, Winter and Spring Break: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Parking Tickets

If you receive any tickets for parking violations or other vehicle fines, you must pay them and clear them with the cashier.  We keep a listing of all paid and unpaid tickets here in the Business Office.  You can pay with cash or check at the cashier desk.  You can pay with E-check (your bank account) or by credit card online by clicking this link: Vehicle Permits and Fines.  You still need to bring in your receipt (web copy) to Public Safety in order to clear the fine from the database.

Printing Account

Students may add money directly to their printing account by visiting the Donnelley and Lee Library. The library is located next to the Student Center.

Class Materials

All materials can be purchased online with E-Check (bank account) or by credit card by clicking this link: class materials. Please follow the instructions on the page and be sure to show your email receipt to the department(s) listed.

Deposit Other Funds

If your deposit could be considered a gift to the College, including grants, it should be processed through the Office of Development and Alumni Relations. All other deposits are accepted in the Business Office at the Cashier’s desk. These may include funds raised by students for their organizations, refunds from vendors, or fees collected for events.

Checks should always be made payable to Lake Forest College, and the organization or event can be noted in the memo section. Please make sure that the check writer’s name and contact information are on the check, just in case of a funds problem and you need to contact them. The College will not pursue collection of funds for bounced checks for these types of transactions – that is your responsibility.

Business Office


North Hall, Room 103
Phone: 847-735-5030 
Mailing address: 555 N. Sheridan Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045

Business Office Hours

Academic year: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Summer: Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Cashier Hours

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Closed on Fridays