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Tuition and Fees

Tuition, room and board, and other student account charges are due each semester, for all students; including those who have received permission to return late according to the schedule below:

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 2022 - 2023
Full-time per academic year
(3 – 4.5 credits per semester)



Tuition $26,000 $52,000
Activity fee $159 $318
Health Center fee $167 $334
Recreation and Fitness fee $125 $250
Subtotal $26,451 $52,902
On-Campus Resident Charges
     Standard Room Rate* $2,867 $5,734
     Board (all meal plans) $3,082 $6,164
Subtotal $5,949 $11,898
Total Tuition and Charges $32,400 $64,800

On Campus Meal Plans & Flex Dollars*

Meal Plans Fall Semester (Meal) Spring Semester (Meal) Year Semester (Flex)
     All Access Plan $3,082 $3,082 $6,164 $215
     15 Meal Plan $3,082 $3,082 $6,164 $530
     10 Meal Plan $3,082 $3,082 $6,164 $980
Commuter Meal Plans
Meal Plan Total Cost (Semester)
     50 Meal Block Plan               $460
     25 Meal Block Plan               $240
Differential Room Charges
Blackstone, Harlan, Lois, Roberts, McClure, and Gregory 
Semester Year
     Doubles, Triples, and Quads - Standard room* $2,867 $5,734
     Super Doubles (Roberts, McClure, & Gregory only) $3,550 $7,100
     Singles $3,440 $6,880
     Stairwells Singles (Roberts, McClure, and Gregory only) $3,395 $6,790
Cleveland-Young, Deerpath, and Nollen                         
     Doubles and Triples $3,222 $6,444
     Singles $3,523 $7,046
     Super Suite Doubles (Deerpath only) $4,221 $8,442
     Super Suite Singles (Deerpath only) $4,522 $9,044
Moore Halls                                                                                   
     Doubles  $3,523 $7,046
     Adjoined Doubles $3,819 $7,638
     Suites $4,221 $8,442

Other Tuition Charges

Part-time per academic year (1 - 2 credits per semester)   
          Tuition Per Course (exam credit included)   $6,500
          Tuition per course   $600
Course Overload Tuition  (for more than 4 1/2 credits)   
          Per half-course credit   $3,250
          Per quarter-course credit   $1,625
Community Education   
          Tuition per course   $6,500
Degree Candidacy Pending Student   
          Tuition per course   $3,599
          Billing deposit   $200
Dual High School Enrollment   
          Tuition per course   $3,599
Master of Arts in Teaching   
          Tuition per course   $3,954
Post Graduate Teaching Option   
          Tuition per course   $3,954
Masters of Liberal Studies   
          Tuition per course   $2,944
          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) $2,100
Second semester only (Jan - Aug: Spring semester students only)  $1,300
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 $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.