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Summer Session Costs
Find out about tuition, expenses, and refunds on this page.
Summer Session tuition for 2019 is $3,300 per course or internship. Each Lake Forest College course is equivalent to 4.0 semester hours.
First- and second-year Lake Forest College students behind on credits are eligible to take a course at $500, less per-credit than any other summer program in the Chicago region. Lake Forest College students and visiting students are also eligible for a need-based financial grant.
Summer Session high-school student tuition is $3,300 per four-credit course. Summer Merit Scholarships are available in award amounts up to $2,300, bringing tuition for award recipients to $1,000.
Summer Session community student tuition is $2,950 per four-credit course. The auditor rate is $400.
Incoming transfer students who have been accepted and who have made a deposit take any business class that is required or helps fulfill a major requirement (marked by a “*” or “#” below) for only $500. Our Business Boost also lets students take up to three Access Business courses over two summers for a total of $1000.
The early bird discount for Visiting students, High School students, and Community students expires on March 1, 2019.
- May Term May 14-June 7, 2019 (deposit due May 7)
- June Term June 10-July 3, 2019 (deposit due June 3)
- July Term July 8-August 1, 2019 (deposit due July 1)
Deposits are refunded if admission is denied or a class is closed or canceled. The remaining tuition balance is due on the first date of each summer term.
Lake Forest College students are not required to make this deposit.
Lake Forest College reserves the right to cancel courses for which there is insufficient enrollment. In some instances, students may have the option to work with an instructor in an independent study or tutorial should a course have insufficient enrollment.
Housing and Meals
Admission to Summer Session does not guarantee on-campus housing; a separate application for residence hall housing must be made to the Office of Residence Life.
Housing packages are available in the Summer of 2019 for $410 per session. The rate for additional weeks for other approved campus activities is $103 per week.
Contact Parkhurst Dining at 847-735-5225 for information regarding summer meal plans.
No-show policy: Students who enroll in summer sessions courses and fail to show up for the course–without officially withdrawing–are charged a $100 processing fee plus pro-rated tuition. This tuition is calculated based upon the day of written withdrawal notification to the Registrar. See the information below for pro-rated amounts.
Students who withdraw before the start of the course are not charged any tuition or processing fee.
Day 1 Withdrawal notification through 4:30 p.m. on Day 1 90% Day 2 Withdrawal notification through 4:30 p.m. on Day 2 85% Day 3 Withdrawal notification through 4:30 p.m. on Day 3 80% Day 4 Withdrawal notification through 4:30 p.m. on Day 4 75% Day 5 Withdrawal notification through 4:30 p.m. on Day 5 70% Day 6 Withdrawal notification through 4.30 p.m. on Day 6 65% Day 7 Withdrawal notification through 4:30 p.m. on Day 7 60% Day 8 Withdrawal notification through 4:30 p.m. on Day 8 55%
Advance withdrawal with notice policy: Students who attend their selected course and choose to withdraw before the end of the change in registration period (the third session of each summer term) will receive a full refund of their tuition.
Non-Lake Forest College students in this situation will also have their $100 registration fee returned. Lake Forest College students are not charged this $100 fee in advance, and will therefore also receive a full refund.
Withdrawal after add/drop period policy: For any change in registration after 4:30 p.m. on the last day of Add/Drop for each term (the third session of each summer term), students will be charged the following pro-rated tuition until the day of written withdrawal notification to the Registrar. The maximum refund is 55%, according to the information below. There are no refunds under any circumstances after the 8th class session.
Day 1, 2, and 3 Full refund with withdrawal, only if student attends class sessions until making official written withdrawal notification to the Registrar 100% Day 4 Withdrawal notification through 4:30 p.m. on Day 4 75% Day 5 Withdrawal notification through 4:30 p.m. on Day 5 70% Day 6 Withdrawal notification through 4:30 p.m. on Day 6 65% Day 7 Withdrawal notification through 4:30 p.m. on Day 7 60% Day 8 Withdrawal notification through 4:30 p.m. on Day 8 55% After Day 8 No refunds 0