Full-time per academic year
Tuition and Fees 2019 - 2020
(3 - 4.5 credits per semester)
Semester Year Tuition $23,840 $47,680 Activity fee $155 $310 Health Center fee $117 $234 Recreation and Fitness fee $100 $200 Subtotal $24,212
On-Campus Resident Charges
Standard Room Rate*
Board (all meal plans)
$2,768 $5,536 Subtotal $5,338 $10,676 Total Tuition and Charges $29,550 $59,100
On Campus Meal Plans
Meal Plan Charges & Flex Dollars Semester (Meal) Year (Meal) Semester (Flex) All Access Plan $2,768 $5,536 $215 15 Meal Plan $2,768 $5,536 $530 10 Meal Plan $2,768 $5,536 $980
Commuter Meal Plans
Meal Plan Total Cost (Semester) 50 Meal Block Plan $436 25 Meal Block Plan $225
Differential Room Charges
Blackstone, Harlan, Lois, Roberts, McClure, and Gregory
Semester Year Doubles, Triples, and Quads - Standard room* $2,570 $5,140 Super Doubles (Roberts, McClure, & Gregory only) $3,185 $6,370 Singles $3,085 $6,170 Stairwells Singles (Roberts, McClure, and Gregory only) $3,045 $6,090 Cleveland-Young, Deerpath, and Nollen
Year Doubles and Triples $2,890 $5,780 Singles $3,160 $6,320 Super Suite Doubles (Deerpath only) $3,785 $7,570 Super Suite Singles (Deerpath only) $4,055 $8,110 Moore Halls
Year Doubles $3,160 $6,320 Adjoined Doubles $3,425 $6,850 Suites $3,785 $7,570
Other Tuition Charges
Part-time per academic year
(1 - 2 credits per semester)
Tuition Per Course (exam credit included)
$5,960 Auditor Tuition Per Course $400 Course Overload Tuition (for more than 4 1/2 credits) Per half-course credit $2,980 Per quarter-course credit $1,490 Community Education Tuition per course $5,960 Degree Candidacy Pending Student Tuition per course $3,300 Billing deposit $200 Dual High School Enrollment $3,300 Master of Arts in Teaching Tuition per course $3,628 Post Graduate Teaching Option Tuition per course $3,628 Masters of Liberal Studies Tuition per course $2,700 Billing deposit
Student Health Insurance (mandatory unless waiver is completed and accepted by August 15, 2019) Full year (12 months)
Second semester only (Jan - Aug: Spring semester students only) $1,070 Orientation Fee $200 Senior Dues $100 Music Lessons (per hour) $58
Description of Fees
Deposit 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. Course Overload Charge
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.
Activity Fee The College collects an activity fee of $155 per semester assessed by student government for its use. All resident and nonresident undergraduate students are charged the activity fee, which is mandatory and nonrefundable. Health Center Fee On-campus health services are provided for all resident and nonresident undergraduate students in a degree program, excluding Degree Candidacy Pending students. The $117 per semester fee is mandatory and nonrefundable. Recreation and Fitness Fee The Recreation Fee is a mandatory, nonrefundable fee of $100 per semester that is charged to all Lake Forest College students.
Normal Course Load
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.
Interest charges, late fees, and collection costs
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.
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