We’re thrilled that you’re interested in Lake Forest College, and pleased to provide you with a preliminary estimate of the financial aid you may qualify to receive here.

Completing the calculator should take no more than 20 minutes of your time. You will need to answer some basic questions about your academic qualifications and your family’s financial situation to learn your scholarship eligibility and Expected Family Contribution (EFC) for need-based aid consideration. Before you begin, please gather recent (2018) tax forms, pay stubs, and banking/investment account documents for both the parents and student.

Note: This calculator is designed for individuals applying to Lake Forest as first-year students.
Step 1.
General Information
Residency, high school information & graduation year
Which state do you live in?
Where do you plan to live?
High school CEEB code Follow this link to find your high school CEEB code  Graduation Year  
Step 2.
Financial Information
Dependency status and financial aid information
Are you an independent student?
Applying for financial aid?
  Expected family contribution Follow this link to calculate EFC. You will be taken to the “FAFSA4caster,” a site of the U.S. Department of Education. At the end of that process (see screen shot below) you will see your estimated “EFC" (Expected Family Contribution) which you will enter here.
Step 3.
Academic Information
GPA, HS class rank and test scores data
HS GPA (on a 4.00 scale)
HS Class Rank
Number of Students in HS Class
New SAT Score – Evidence Based Reading and Writing + Math (for SATs taken after February 2016)
ACT Score - Composite
This calculator is designed for use by students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, who will be enrolling at the College in the Fall of 2019. This Net Price Calculator is a tool which helps families plan for educational costs by providing estimated financial aid eligibility. The values will include an estimated net price figure, which is the total of tuition, fees, room, board, books and personal expenses, minus any scholarship or grant aid that is believed to be awarded.

The Office of Financial Aid at Lake Forest College will provide an official award letter after you have been admitted to the College and submitted the FAFSA and other documents we may require from you. This is normally sent to the student and your parent by email, beginning in late February. Please go to www.lakeforest.edu/newfinaid for complete details and deadlines. Students who are applying only for scholarship funds are not required to complete the FAFSA.