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Financial Aid

The men's and women's swim and dive teams spell out "Foresters" at Top of the World, Laguna Beach, California.The men's and women's swim and dive teams spell out "Foresters" at Top of the World, Laguna Beach, California.

Did you know that over 90 percent of Lake Forest students applied for and receive some type of financial aid? And that the College awarded more than $14,000,000 in scholarships and grants to first-year students?

To see what we can do for you, click on “New Students” on the left.

While income isn’t the only factor in deciding financial aid eligibility, for the current first-year class, approximately 35% of families who applied for financial aid have income over $100,000, and over 75% received at least $20,000 in aid from the College. Of the 20% of families with income under $50,000, and 84% of them received more than $40,000 in grants and scholarships from all sources (College, federal, state).

The Office of Financial Aid offers a personalized approach, helping our students and families by providing timely information, anticipating concerns, and seeking innovative, personalized solutions. We invite and encourage those involved to become partners with us in the process. We take pride in being courteous, fair, and efficient.  

The financial aid application (“FAFSA”) is available for both the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 academic years. The 2018-2019 FAFSA asks for 2016 income values, while the 2019-2020 FAFSA collects 2017 income.

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