Business Office

Payment Plan

  • The College offers a full-year (July through April) or per semester payment plan without any interest fees. For the 2015-2016 academic year Lake Forest College will be partnering with Tuition Management Systems (TMS).

    Forester Monthly Payment Plan (FPP)

    Please read important information below.  

    Enrollment via the web is available by going to:

    Enrollment over the phone is available by calling 1-800-356-8329 Monday - Friday 8 a.m. till 10 p.m (ET) or on Saturday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (ET)

    The Forester Payment Plan (FPP) allows families to make 10 or 5 monthly payments throughout the course of the year or the semester.  Enrollment in the Forester Payment Plan is done only online.  Enrollment in the FPP for either the entire academic year or the semester should be completed by July 15 to take advantage of the 10-month plan. After the FPP start date of July 15, you will be either required to make up the past due payments at the time of enrollment.  For the Fall 2015 semester be sure to enroll before August 13th to avoid a late fee from being applied to your student account!  

    There is an $80 enrollment fee for the 10 month plan and a $50 enrollment fee for the 5 month plan. No interest charges will be applied.  After paying the initial enrollment fee, payments can be made by check or via ACH from your bank account.  

    Payment Calculator

    The calculation of your budget is critical to the success of this payment plan. You will need information from the student’s billing statement, housing choice as well as a copy of the Financial Aid Announcement (or Scholarship Announcement), if applicable.  Please be aware that some subsequent choices such as bookstore charges, housing and adjustments in financial aid may change result in the actual student account balance and the amount budgeted with the FPP.  To ensure that the Forester Payment Plan application is completed correctly, please refer to the online payment calculator by clicking on the words ‘Payment Calculator’ listed above.  Once completed, please print and keep this form in your records.  Please call the Business Office at 847-735-5032 if you need assistance.