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Future Forester Visit Program

Campus looks a bit different after you've been admitted

The campus visit is one of the most integral parts of a student’s final college decision. We recognize that the unusual circumstances of this year have impacted how students experience these campus visits, and we want to assist in making a visit to campus possible at a time you are most comfortable. We are excited to introduce our admitted student reimbursement visit program where we will subsidize up to $300 in travel expenses.

Here's what you need to know:

How much of a reimbursement will I receive?

We will reimburse travel expenses on a sliding scale for all admitted students based on distance to campus from home or boarding school. 

  • 0-100 miles: will reimburse up to $100
  • 101-300 miles: will reimburse up to $200
  • 301+ miles: will reimburse up to $300

Distance to campus will be determined using a student’s home address with the exception of students living at school (i.e. boarding school), in which case school address may be used to designate a funding amount.

What expenses will be reimbursed?

Below are the expense categories that qualify for reimbursement:

  • Mileage reimbursed at the rate of 57.5 cents per mile
  • Public transportation fees
  • Meals (itemized receipts, no alcohol)
  • Hotel fees (1 night)
    • Two nearby hotels have offered discounted rates for our visiting families: The Hilton Garden Inn and Residence Inn in Mettawa. Use the links below to book your stay:
  • Flight
How will I receive my reimbursement?

Once a family concludes their official visit, you will receive an email from us that will include a reimbursement form. The form will ask you to submit electronic receipts of any costs incurred during your travel that meet the qualifying categories. The reimbursement form must be submitted no more than two weeks after your visit to campus.

Once you complete the form, our Business Office will then generate a check and mail it to you. Families can expect to receive their checks in 1-2 weeks after submitting their form.

Can I be reimbursed for my visit earlier this year?

This reimbursement program is designed for admitted students only. If you’ve already completed a visit to campus, we hope you’ll consider a return visit!

Campus visits are available Monday-Saturday and can include a tour and chats with your admissions counselor, financial aid staff member, or varsity coach.

Schedule your visit today!

Visits are available Monday through Saturday*. Personal visits will include a campus tour only. You can schedule to chat virtually with an admissions counselor, current student, and a financial aid staff member.

Click here to schedule your personal visit.

*Due to the current Coronavirus guidelines set by the state of Illinois, we are only scheduling visits to campus in two-week increments. If the date you are interested in is not available, please contact our Visit Coordinator, Jody Grube, at 847-735-5002 or grube@lakeforest.edu.