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Tuition and Fees

Full-Time Student

  • 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                         
    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                                                                                                            
    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)                        

    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

    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.


    Financial Policies

    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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