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Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$48,350 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$37,660 tuition
$9,050 on campus room & board
$1,000 books
$640 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$48,350 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$37,660 tuition
$9,050 on campus room & board
$1,000 books
$640 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$19,505 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
96% of students receive aid
42% get federal aid ($6,390 avg)
35% get state aid ($4,844 avg)
95% get institn'l aid ($19,505 avg)
75% get loans ($6,449 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.84% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.84% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

$9,244,611
Annual Aid Awarded
Aid/Loans
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $24,075 96%
Federal Grant Aid $6,390 42%
Pell Grants $4,258 42%
Other Federal Grants $2,157 42%
Institution Grant Aid $19,505 95%
State Grant Aid $4,844 35%
Student Loans $6,449 75%
Federal Loans $5,563 74%
Other Loans $13,719 5%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
$12,000 Y N N N
$3,000 - $8,000 Y N Y N
$3,000 - $8,000 Y N Y N
$3,000 - $8,000 Y N Y N
$3,000 - $8,000 Y N Y N
$3,000 - $8,000 Y N Y N
$3,000 - $8,000 Y N Y N
$21,500 Y N N N
- Y N N N
$3,000 - $8,000 Y N Y N
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: February 15
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 1
Does Lake Forest College offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
555 N Sheridan Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045-2399
(847) 735-5007
http://www.lakeforest.edu/admissions/finaid/new.php
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $1,177
Out of State $1,177

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 3
  • Caitlyn from Brookfield, IL
  • Nov-08-2013 I am a current student here

    Lake Forest's price sticker is very expensive but they offer a lot of scholarships. In some cases, it is cheaper than going to a state school. For as much as we pay, though, I feel like they could do a little better. For example, we pay for a meal plan for a cafeteria that is all-you-can-eat, but we are not allowed to bring food out of the cafeteria.

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  • 4
  • Abby from Lake Forest, IL
  • Apr-13-2013 I am a current student here

    Lake Forest is a very expensive school, but majority of students are happy with their financial aid package they receive.

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  • 3
  • Katie
  • Apr-04-2013 I am a current student here

    The school offers a pretty good financial aid program. However, every year you attend, tuition increases. Most students receive a lot of financial aid, however the price of tuition sky rockets after the first year.

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  • 4
  • Forester '15
  • Sep-18-2012 I am a current student here

    Lake Forest College isn't cheap, and with tuition increases, it costs about $47,000 a year to attend. However, the college is top-ranked for its financial aid, and most students here receive some grant or scholarship from the school. The education that you receive here, however, is well worth the sticker price.

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  • Malaika from Cincinnati, OH
  • Jul-26-2012 I am a current student here

    The tuition is pretty steep here, because it is a private institution but they offer some of the best financial aid packages in the country and try to work as best they can with each individual student to make it as affordable as possible.

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