Full-time per academic year
|Health Center fee||$117||$234|
|Recreation and Fitness fee||$100||$200|
|On-Campus Resident Charges|
Standard Room Rate*
Board (all meal plans)
|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
|Doubles, Triples, and Quads - Standard room*||$2,570||$5,140|
|Super Doubles (Roberts, McClure, & Gregory only)||$3,185||$6,370|
|Stairwells Singles (Roberts, McClure, and Gregory only)||$3,045||$6,090|
|Cleveland-Young, Deerpath, and Nollen
|Doubles and Triples||$2,890||$5,780|
|Super Suite Doubles (Deerpath only)||$3,785||$7,570|
|Super Suite Singles (Deerpath only)||$4,055||$8,110|
Other Tuition Charges
Part-time per academic year
|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|
|Tuition per course||$5,960|
|Degree Candidacy Pending Student|
|Tuition per course||$3,300|
|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|
|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|
|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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