International Student Financial Aid and Scholarships

The College demonstrates its commitment to global diversity by providing significant financial aid to international students.

If you have dual citizenship with the U.S. and another country, please visit our New Students or Returning Students pages. Undocumented students should visit our Undocumented Students page to find out more details about applying for financial aid and scholarships.

The application for the 2024-2025 academic year is now available.

Tuition and Fees for the 2024-2025 academic year will be known later in the Fall.

2023-2024 Tuition and Fees

2022-2023 Tuition and Fees

2021-2022 Tuition and Fees


Lake Forest College’s Office of Admissions follows need-aware admissions practices when reviewing applications of international students. International students offered admission may receive a merit-based award of up to $34,000 per year. You may receive additional funds by applying for need-based financial aid and/or a Fine Arts Scholarship.

Fine Art Scholarships

Lake Forest College offers talent-based scholarships in music, studio art, and theater. Scholarships require an application for admission, the scholarship application, and either an audition for music and theater, or portfolio review for studio art. The application deadline is February 15. Scholarships are available to both majors and non-majors.

Fine Arts Scholarship Form

Applying for Financial Aid

Priority Deadlines

  • Early Action I & Early Decision I - November 1
  • Early Action II & Early Decision II - January 15
  • Regular Decision -  February 15
  • Transfer Spring - January 1
  • Transfer Fall - August 1
Need-based Aid

To apply for need-based aid, students must complete The College Board’s International Student Financial Aid PROFILE

Our CSS Code is 1392.  

You are strongly encouraged to complete the PROFILE at the time of application for admission.

Students from Cuba, Iran, Myanmar, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria are not allowed to complete the CSS Profile. Please contact Molly Noyed for alternative methods.

Students living in Benin, Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria, and Togo are not allowed to use a credit card for payment of the CSS profile. Please contact Molly Noyed for assistance.

The maximum total amount of need-based grant and scholarship funds (combined) an individual student may receive for the 2024–2025 academic year is approximately $40,000. Those who are eligible for Work-Study (part-time job on campus) may receive up to $2,500, though job placement / earnings are not guaranteed.

You can expect to receive a similar amount of financial assistance from us each year if your academic performance is consistent with the standards of the College. An annual application is not required.

Other Sources of Aid

Other sources of scholarships and grants include Peterson’sMALDEF (students from Mexico) and our Outside Scholarships page.

Loans may be available if you have a credit-worthy co-signor who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Visit our Private Loan page or contact Adriana Rodriguez for recommendations. 

Canadian students are encouraged to contact the Student Financial Assistance branch of your provincial government for possible loans.

Students from Latin America and the Caribbean should investigate the interest-free loan provided by the Leo Rowe Pan American Fund.

Work-Study (a part-time job on campus) may be offered if you show financial need and have proper visa status (F-1). In most cases the amount offered is up to $2,000 per year, though this is not guaranteed.

Confirmation of Financial Support

After you have enrolled at Lake Forest College, and before we are able to issue you an I-20 so that you may join us, you must complete the 2024-2028 Confirmation of Financial Support, which is available through this form. Please submit the linked form to begin your I-20 process.

If you are an applicant who was requested to submit a Confirmation of Financial Support by an admissions counselor as a part of your application review, you may access it here.

Contact Financial Aid

Phone and Fax



Patterson Lodge, 2nd Floor
Middle Campus, Map


8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Jerry Cebrzynski
Associate Vice President for Financial Aid

Mark Anderson
Associate Director

Adriana Rodriguez
Associate Director for Financial Aid Operations
VA Certifying Official

Si necesita hablar con alguien en español en la oficina de ayuda financiera, usted puede llamar a Adriana Rodriguez.