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Access Summer

Information for Current Students

For Access Summer 2018, first-year Lake Forest College students with less than eight credits and sophomore students with less than sixteen credits may take any single summer session course for only $500.

We Got Your Number

$500 is less per-credit than any other 2018 summer program in the Chicago region, plus you benefit from the high-touch quality instruction that you’ll never get from an online course.

Our students use this discount to catch up, get ahead, and get going on graduation.

To qualify for this discount, first-year students (entering Fall 2017) must have been registered full time in each previous semester at the College, and have completed fewer than eight credits including transfer, AP, and IB credits. 

To qualify for this discount, sophomores (entering Fall 2016) must have been registered full time in each previous semester at the College, and have completed fewer than sixteen credits including transfer, AP, and IB credits.

This discount does not apply to independent studies, internships, or ACM summer courses. The discount does not apply to transfer or readmitted students.

We Got Your Grant

Qualifying students can receive 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 $500.

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 2017-2018 FAFSA’s need.

Get Strong!

Foresters may sign up—each term—for either of these courses:

PHYE-131 Beginning Strength and Conditioning 

This course will be focused on learning the foundations of strength and conditioning with an emphasis on life-long physical fitness.  Students will learn warm-up and stretching routines along with proper exercise technique and different cardiovascular training methods. Successful completion of this course will be based on attendance, and students will receive a requirement satisfied (RS) grade upon fulfillment. 

PHYE-130 Advanced Strength and Conditioning.

This course will be focused on learning the foundations of strength and conditioning with an emphasis on life-long physical fitness.  Students will learn warm-up and stretching routines along with proper exercise technique and different cardiovascular training methods. Successful completion of this course will be based on attendance, and students will receive a requirement satisfied (RS) grade upon fulfillment.

The course fee is only $25, and students signed up for another summer session academic course can take PHYE 130 or 131 for free!

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 2017-2018 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 2016-2017 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).