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Information for Current Students

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Lake Forest College students should use my.lakeforest to register.

Forester Finish Program

This is a special package for students who are behind in credits. Please see the Forester Finish page for more details and to see if you qualify. The $600 per-course rate represents an almost 82% discount from the regular summer tuition. Forester Finish Program grants do not apply to non-FFP independent studies, internships, or ACM summer courses. 

We Got Your Grant

Don’t qualify for the Forest Finish Program? Don’t worry. You may be eligible for a Lake Forest College Summer Session grant toward the cost of a Summer Session course, independent study, or internship. This grant can significantly discount tuition on a Lake Forest experience equivalent to 4.0 semester hours.

To qualify, students must demonstrate financial need and cannot already be receiving the discounted rate of $600.

The Office of Financial Aid (OFA) does not require a separate summer grant application. The OFA will evaluate grant eligibility for all students enrolled in summer courses with information already on file. We will notify you of your grant no later than one week before the start of each summer term.

Summer tuition is $3,300 per four-credit course or internship. Grants range from $1,300 - $2,300 based on 2021-2022 FAFSA’s need.

Other Available Aid Programs  

Financial assistance may also be available from the following programs if eligibility requirements are met, and funds are available:

  • Federal Pell Grant (funds are available only to students who were eligible during the 2021-2022 academic year and did not enroll for 3 or more credits in either fall or spring semester. Pell funds will be awarded based on number of credits enrolled
  • Direct Subsidized or Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans (available to students who did not borrow grade-level maximum amounts for the 2021-2022 academic year. Students must be enrolled in at least two credits during the summer session to receive this loan.)
  • Direct Federal PLUS Loans (Students must be enrolled in at least two credits to receive this loan.)
  • Private Educational Loans (enrollment requirements are subject to the lender’s discretion). 
Learn about summer internships here.

Step 1: Register

Check the course schedule. Register for courses on my.lakeforest. registration for Summer Terms is open until near the start of each term.

Step 2: Review tuition, fees, and refund policy

Please also review our tuition, fees, and refund policy.

Step 3: Housing

Summer housing applications open on April 4, 2022 and close on April 25, 2022.  Students who are Richter Scholars, taking classes during the summer sessions, and who are working on campus have priority for summer housing.  If there is space, we can also accommodate students who have employment in the area. Notification of summer housing applications will be sent to students via email. Summer housing and meal plan prices will be listed in the summer housing applcation.  If you have further questions, please contact reslife@lakeforest.edu.

Summer FAQ 

How do I register for a summer course? 

Lake Forest College students should use my.lakeforest. Registration for these terms will remain open until shortly before the start of the terms. 

Will any summer courses be taught in person? 

Just over half of our course offerings are in-person, whereas the remaining offerings are remote.  Remote courses are indicated on the course schedule page in my.lakeforest with the designation "course taught remotely" and on the summer schedule page with the designation (RMT) after the course code.  If there is no such designation. then the course will be taught in-person.  

Can I hold a full-time job and complete a summer course simultaneously?

No. Because of the compressed schedule—a whole course in less than 3 ½ weeks—the summer by itself requires full-time commitment of up to 50 hours per week. The total time you will spend on the course—both in and out of class, will be between 140 and 160 hours.

Although the Extended Term is less compressed (8-weeks), full-time work would still be difficult because the course is still occurring at an accelerated pace.

Can I take an 8-week Extended Term course at the same time as a 4-week June Term or July Term course? 

Yes, but only if there are no time conflicts between the courses and if your advisor approves.  Please know that this would be a very high workload.  For instance, imagine you took a 4-week June Term course and an 8-week Extended Term course.  In June, you'd be taking the equivalent of 1.5 courses on an intense, condensed schedule.  In July, you'd be taking the equivalent of 0.5 courses since you'd only be finishing up the Extended Term course.  Whereas this is possible, it may not always be advisable; please consult your advisor.  

Can I switch from one Summer Term course to another after the term starts? 

Yes, but note that the compressed schedule does not lend itself to “course shopping.” Each class period covers about a week’s worth of material, so if you discover on the first day that you want to switch to a different summer course, you should make every effort to be in the new course on the second day of the term.

Can I do the course P/F and does it count as one of my four P/F courses?  

Yes, you can take a course P/F. Yes, it does count against your total of 4 Pass credits.

Does the new COLL 150 (0.5 cr) replace the old ECON 129 (0.5 cr)?  

Yes, the material covered in COLL 150 is identical to that of the old ECON 129, but it is just offered via a different structure and format.  As with the old ECON 129, the new COLL 150 also will be remote and asynchronous.

Will my advisor be around in Summer to help me decide on course withdrawals or P/F decisions?  

While your advisor is your first stop, Associate Dean of the Faculty Dawn Abt-Perkins (abtperkins@lakeforest.edu) is available to assist.