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 Statements Due: August 15
Spring Semester Statements Due: January 15
All tuition and fees are due in full according to the due dates above unless enrolled in a Student Accounts Office monthly payment plan.
Registration for subsequent semesters will not be permitted if payments are not up-to-date.
Late payments and returned payments may incur additional fees.
|Tuition and Fees 2021 - 2022
Full-time per academic year
(3 – 4.5 credits per semester)
|Health Center fee||$167||$334|
|Recreation and Fitness fee||$125||$250|
|On-Campus Resident Charges|
|Standard Room Rate*||$2,770||$5,540|
|Board (all meal plans)||$2,979||$5,958|
|Total Tuition and Charges||$31,250||$62,500|
On Campus Meal Plans & Flex Dollars*
|Meal Plans||Fall Semester (Meal)||Spring Semester (Meal)||Year||Semester (Flex)|
|All Access Plan||$2,979||$2,979||$5,958||$215|
|15 Meal Plan||$2,979||$2,979||$5,958||$530|
|10 Meal Plan||$2,979||$2,979||$5,958||$980|
Commuter Meal Plans
|Meal Plan||Total Cost (Semester)|
|50 Meal Block Plan||$460|
|25 Meal Block Plan||$240|
Differential Room Charges
|Blackstone, Harlan, Lois, Roberts, McClure, and Gregory
|Doubles, Triples, and Quads - Standard room*||$2,770||$5,540|
|Super Doubles (Roberts, McClure, & Gregory only)||$3,430||$6,860|
|Stairwells Singles (Roberts, McClure, and Gregory only)||$3,280||$6,560|
|Cleveland-Young, Deerpath, and Nollen
|Doubles and Triples||$3,113||$6,226|
|Super Suite Doubles (Deerpath only)||$4,078||$8,156|
|Super Suite Singles (Deerpath only)||$4,369||$8,738|
Other Tuition Charges
|Part-time per academic year (1 - 2 credits per semester)|
|Tuition Per Course (exam credit included)||$6,263|
|Tuition per course||$600|
|Course Overload Tuition (for more than 4 1/2 credits)|
|Per half-course credit||$3,132|
|Per quarter-course credit||$1,566|
|Tuition per course||$6,263|
|Degree Candidacy Pending Student|
|Tuition per course||$3,471|
|Dual High School Enrollment|
|Tuition per course||$3,471|
|Master of Arts in Teaching|
|Tuition per course||$3,813|
|Post Graduate Teaching Option|
|Tuition per course||$3,813|
|Masters of Liberal Studies|
|Tuition per course||$2,839|
|Student Health Insurance (mandatory unless waiver is completed and accepted by August 15, 2021)|
|Full year (12 months)||$1,900|
|Second semester only (Jan - Aug: Spring semester students only)||$1,310|
|Music Lessons (per hour)||$58|
Withdrawals During the Semester
The schedule of reduced tuition and fees applies if a student completely withdraws from all courses during the semester. The date of withdrawal is determined by the Office of Student Affairs based on last day of attendance (for tuition) and date moved out of housing (room and board). All withdrawals from the College must be reported through the Office of Student Affairs. Refunds are not issued for withdrawing from individual courses.
Refunds will not be issued for dismissal, suspension, or expulsion from the College and no room refunds for removal from campus housing due to judicial sanction.
|First Semester||Second Semester||Refund|
|On or before:|
|September 2, 2021||January 18, 2022||90%|
|September 9, 2021||January 25, 2022||80%|
|September 16, 2021||February 1, 2022||70%|
|September 23, 2021||February 8, 2022||60%|
|September 30, 2021||February 15, 2022||50%|
|October 7, 2021||February 22, 2022||40%|
|October 7, 2021||February 22, 2022||0%|
Description of Fees
A $500 deposit is required of all new students. Of this amount, $200 will be refundable only after the student withdraws or graduates from the College, net any outstanding debts owed to the College. $300 will be applied toward the student’s account. If the student does not enroll in courses, the $500 is forfeited.
Students who are registered for an on-campus course load in excess of 4.5 credits in a given semester will be charged for the additional credits or fractions of credits.
Students enrolled in Music 107, 108, 109, and 110 will be exempt from the quarter credit overload charge, if approved by the Music Department.
Students who received Dean’s List distinction at Lake Forest College during the previous year may take one extra course during the following year without charge, subject to certain limitations.
|The College collects an activity fee of $159 per semester assessed by the student government for its use. All resident and nonresident undergraduate students are charged the activity fee, which is mandatory and nonrefundable.|
|On-campus health services are provided for all resident and nonresident undergraduate students in a degree program, excluding Degree Candidacy Pending students. The $167 per semester fee is mandatory and non-refundable.|
|The Recreation Fee is a mandatory, non-refundable fee of $125 per semester that is charged to all Lake Forest College students.|
A normal, full-time course load for undergraduate students is four courses, but any combination of courses ranging from 3 to 4.5 credits is regarded as full-time and the regular full-time tuition applies. There are no refunds for course load changes within this range of credits. Any reduction below three credits must be approved by the Office of Student Affairs.
Undergraduate students registering for fewer than three credits per term with the permission of the Office of Student Affairs will be charged at the per-course rate. The per-course rate will also apply for special students who are not degree candidates or whose degree candidacy is pending for fewer than three credits.
Accounts not paid in full by the due date will be assessed a late fee of $100.00. The College reserves the right to cancel the registration for students whose accounts are not paid in full or on time. All payment arrangements will be subject to a payment plan fee.
Delinquent accounts will be assessed a late fee each month of $25.00. Unpaid balances may be turned over to a collection agency and subject to collection costs of up to 30% as permitted by law.
North Hall, Room 103
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.
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Closed on Fridays