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Semester billing statements will only be available online via the my.lakeforest.edu portal.
Tuition and Fee Reminder
Tuition, room and board and other student account charges are due each semester, for all students including those who have received permission to return late according to the schedule below:
Fall Semester: August 15th
Spring Semester: January 15th
A late fee of $100 will be applied to any student account with an outstanding balance as of the following business day after the payment due date for any account that has not enrolled in and is current with an online payment plan.
All students must have their account in good standing in order to register for subsequent semesters, receive transcripts, or diplomas.
Returning students must have their account in good standing in order to be eligible to register for future semesters. Any accounts that are not current and in good standing will be placed on ‘hold’ and must be cleared by the Business Office.
NOTE: Students who are not returning in the Fall need to notify the Dean of Students’ office, in order to avoid penalties on their student account.
Students with registration holds must come into the Business Office and make payment arrangements. Students with holds on their registration who do not clear the hold by the first day of classes with payment or a payment arrangement will be assessed further late fees and may have their classes canceled. This includes students with permission to return late.
Important Notice: While returning students pre-register in the spring, registration is not confirmed until all financial obligations have been satisfied. This includes payment of all previous term balances including but not limited to summer terms.
Until registration, all financial aid is applied in preliminary status only. You will see your anticipated loan proceeds on your statement during this preliminary time, net of any lender's fees. After registration is final each semester, the institutional and federal grants are disbursed. At that time, the preliminary status loans and outside scholarships “disappear” and are applied to the account when the proceeds are actually received.
Remember that your family contribution as shown on your award letter from Financial Aid is estimated and (if you are living on-campus) includes the cost of a standard room.
Also, work-study funds will not appear on your statement as a credit. You may use paychecks from a work-study job for books and expenses or may turn over the check, in whole or in part, to pay tuition and fees. If you need to arrange student payroll deductions to make payments toward your bill, please call our office.
Upcoming Due Dates and Deadlines
Tuition & Fees
- Payments for the Fall Semester are due August 15
- Payments for the Spring Semester are due January 15
Student Insurance Wavier
- August 15
North Hall, Room 103
Mailing address: 555 N. Sheridan Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045
Temporarily, we are only available by email and phone due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Business Office Hours
Academic year: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Summer: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Academic Year: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Summer: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Closed on Fridays