Tuition and Fees

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 2024 - 2025
Full-time per academic year
(3 – 4.5 credits per semester)



Tuition $27,750 $55,500
Activity fee $159 $318
Health Center fee $167 $334
Recreation and Fitness fee $125 $250
Subtotal $28,201 $56,402
On-Campus Resident Charges
     Standard Room Rate* $3,100 $6,200
     Board (all meal plans)  $3,250 $6,500
Subtotal  $6,350 $12,700
Total Tuition and Charges  $34,551 $69,102

On Campus Meal Plans & Flex Dollars 

Meal Plans Fall Semester (Meal) Spring Semester (Meal) Year Semester (Boomer Bucks Flex Dollars)
     All Access Plan $3,250 $3,250 $6,500 $215
     15 Meal Plan $3,250 $3,250 $6,500 $530
     10 Meal Plan $3,250 $3,250 $6,500 $980
Commuter Meal Plans
Meal Plan Total Cost (Semester)
     50 Meal Block Plan               $499
     25 Meal Block Plan               $265
Differential Room Charges
Blackstone, Harlan, Lois, Nollen, Vail, Roberts, McClure and Gregory 
Semester Year
     Doubles, Triples, Quads - Standard room* $3,100 $6,200
     Singles $3,670 $7,340
     Stairwells Singles (RO,MC & GR) $3,100 $6,200
Cleveland-Young, and Deerpath                         
     Doubles and Triples $3,670 $7,340
     Singles $3,670 $7,340
     Suite Doubles (Deerpath only) $4,235 $8,470
     Suite Singles (Deerpath only) $4,235 $8,470
Moore and Arrive                                                                                  
     All rooms $4,235 $8,470
Campus Apartments                                                                                  
     All rooms $3,670 $7,340

Other Tuition Charges

Part-time per academic year (1 - 2 credits per semester)   
          Tuition Per Course (exam credit included)   $6,940
          Tuition per course   $700
Course Overload Tuition  (for more than 4 1/2 credits)   
          Per half-course credit   $3,470
          Per quarter-course credit   $1,735
Community Education   
          Tuition per course   $6,940
Degree Candidacy Pending Student   
          Tuition per course   $3,840
          Billing deposit   $200
Dual High School Enrollment   
          Tuition per course   $3,3840
Master of Arts in Teaching   
          Tuition per course   $4,220
Post Graduate Teaching Option   
          Tuition per course   $4,220
Masters of Liberal Studies   
          Tuition per course   $3,145
          Billing deposit   $200 
Summer Courses 
          Tuition per course $3,300

Additional Costs

Student Health Insurance (mandatory unless waiver is completed and accepted by August 15) 
Full year (12 months) $2,075
Orientation Fee $200
Senior Dues $100
Music Lessons (per hour) $58

Description of Fees


A $200 deposit is required of all new students. This amount will be refundable only after the student withdraws or graduates from the College, net any outstanding debts owed to the College. If the student does not enroll in courses, the $200 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 $159 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 $167 per semester fee is mandatory and nonrefundable. 

Recreation and Fitness Fee

The Recreation Fee is a mandatory, nonrefundable fee of $125 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.