Business Office

Payment Plan

  • The College offers a full-year (July through April) or per semester (July through November) or (December through April) payment plan without any interest fees. Lake Forest College partners with Tuition Management Systems (TMS) to service payment plans.

    Forester Monthly Payment Plan (FPP)

    Please read important information below.  

    Enrollment is available online.

    Enrollment over the phone is available by calling 1-800-356-8329 Monday - Friday 8 a.m.- 10 p.m (ET).

    The Forester Payment Plan (FPP) allows families to make up to 10 or 5 monthly payments throughout the course of the year or the semester. Enrollment in the FPP for either the entire academic year or the semester should be completed by July 15 (December 15th for the Spring semester) to take advantage of the 10 or 5 month plan. Families can enroll at a later date and are provided the option of enrolling in a shorter monthly plan. 

    There is an $90 enrollment fee for the annual plan and a $60 enrollment fee for the semester plan. No interest charges will be applied. After paying the initial enrollment fee, payments can be made by check or via auto debit from your bank account.


    Payment Calculator

    The calculation of your budget is critical to the success of this payment plan. You will need information from the student’s billing statement, housing choice as well as a copy of the Financial Aid Award Letter (or Scholarship Award Letter), if applicable. Please be aware that some subsequent choices such as bookstore charges, housing and adjustments in financial aid may change result in the actual student account balance and the amount budgeted with the FPP. To ensure that the Forester Payment Plan application is completed correctly, please refer to the online payment calculator by clicking on the words ‘Payment Calculator’ listed above. Once completed, please print and keep this form in your records. Please call the Business Office at 847-735-5032 or 847-735-5031 if you need assistance.