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Lake Forest College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$53,214 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$41,920 tuition
$9,570 on campus room & board
$1,000 books and supplies
$724 fees
(Based on stats from 2014/2015)

$53,214 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$41,920 tuition
$9,570 on campus room & board
$1,000 books and supplies
$724 fees
(Based on stats from 2014/2015)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$21,130 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
99% of students receive aid
35% get federal aid ($5,978 avg)
26% get state aid ($4,805 avg)
99% get institn'l aid ($21,130 avg)
67% get loans ($6,806 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 4.93% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.93% 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 $24,448 99%
Federal Grant Aid $5,978 35%
Pell Grants $4,512 35%
Other Federal Grants $1,466 35%
Institution Grant Aid $21,130 99%
State Grant Aid $4,805 26%
Student Loans $6,806 67%
Federal Loans $6,161 66%
Other Loans $14,638 3%

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: -
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


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Devin - Chicago, IL
  • Oct-28-2015 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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  • 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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  • 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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