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Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees 2021 - 2022
Full-time per academic year
(3 – 4.5 credits per semester)

Semester

Year

Tuition $25,050 $50,100
Activity fee $159 $318
Health Center fee $167 $334
Recreation and Fitness fee $125 $250
Subtotal $25,501 $51,002
On-Campus Resident Charges
     Standard Room Rate* $2,770 $5,540
     Board (all meal plans) $2,979 $5,958
Subtotal $5,749 $11,498
Total Tuition and Charges $31,250 $62,500

On Campus Meal Plans & Flex Dollars*

Meal Plans Fall Semester (Meal) Spring Semester (Meal) Year Semester (Flex)
     20 Meal Plan $2,979 $2,979 $5,958 $215
     15 Meal Plan $2,979 $2,979 $5,958 $530
     10 Meal Plan $2,979 $2,979 $5,958 $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* $2,770 $5,540
     Super Doubles (Roberts, McClure, & Gregory only) $3,430 $6,860
     Singles $3,324 $6,648
     Stairwells Singles (Roberts, McClure, and Gregory only) $3,280 $6,560
Cleveland-Young, Deerpath, and Nollen                         
Semester
Year
     Doubles and Triples $3,113 $6,226
     Singles $3,404 $6,808
     Super Suite Doubles (Deerpath only) $4,078 $8,156
     Super Suite Singles (Deerpath only) $4,369 $8,738
Moore Halls                                                                                   
Semester
Year
     Doubles  $3,404 $6,808
     Adjoined Doubles $3,690 $7,380
     Suites $4,078 $8,156

Other Tuition Charges

Part-time per academic year (1 - 2 credits per semester)   
          Tuition Per Course (exam credit included)   $6,263
Auditor   
          Tuition per course   $600
Course Overload Tuition (for more than 4 1/2 credits)   
          Per half-course credit   $3,132
          Per quarter-course credit   $1,566
Community Education   
          Tuition per course   $6,263
Degree Candidacy Pending Student   
          Tuition per course   $3,471
          Billing deposit   $200
Dual High School Enrollment   
          Tuition per course   $3,471
Master of Arts in Teaching   
          Tuition per course   $3,813
Post Graduate Teaching Option   
          Tuition per course   $3,813
Masters of Liberal Studies   
          Tuition per course   $2,839
          Billing deposit   $200 

Additional Costs

Student Health Insurance (mandatory unless waiver is completed and accepted by August 15, 2021) 
Full year (12 months) $TBD
Second semester only (Jan - Aug: Spring semester students only)  $TBD
Orientation Fee $200
Senior Dues $100
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.

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.