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Lake Forest College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$54,926 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$43,392 tuition
$9,810 on campus room & board
$1,000 books and supplies
$724 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$54,926 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$43,392 tuition
$9,810 on campus room & board
$1,000 books and supplies
$724 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$25,915 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
97% of students receive aid
45% get federal aid ($5,991 avg)
33% get state aid ($4,716 avg)
97% get institn'l aid ($25,915 avg)
81% get loans ($7,102 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.49% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.49% 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

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $30,337 97%
Federal Grant Aid $5,991 45%
Pell Grants $4,698 45%
Other Federal Grants $1,293 45%
Institution Grant Aid $25,915 97%
State Grant Aid $4,716 33%
Student Loans $7,102 81%
Federal Loans $6,415 81%
Other Loans $14,186 4%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
$3,000 - $8,000 Y N Y N
$3,000 - $8,000 Y N Y N
- Y N N N
$10,000 - $30,000 Y N N N
award details Y N Y N
$25,000 - $38,000 Y N Y N
- N N Y N
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: February 15
Financial aid deadline: March 15
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
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $1,356
Out of State $1,356


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 2
  • Hannah from Arlington Heights, IL
  • I am a past student here

    The tuition is a lot on its own but the school usually hands out scholarships that help a lot. I thought that the school would be the best for my major but I've found that other places would offer many more opportunities and for a lot less.

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  • 4
  • Devin - Chicago, IL
  • I am a past student here

    LFC is expensive. BUT! They have outstanding financial aid. Even the lowest tier scholarship they give out pays for quite a bit of the yearly costs. The education you get is well worth the money though!

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  • 3
  • Caitlyn from Brookfield, IL
  • 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
  • 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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