Lake Forest Country Day School seeks to enroll a talented and diverse student body
and believes that the cost of an independent school education should not be a deterrent to families.

-- LFCDS Financial Assistance Policy

Example #1

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  • The Smith Family

    Anna Smith is applying for Grade 1. Anna's father is a financial planner and earns $135,000 per year. Anna's mother currently stays at home with her two-year-old baby brother John. The Smith family just purchased their home and have invested $25,000 in a 529 college savings plan for the children's education.
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Example #2

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  • The Green Family

    Tom and Mary Green have applied for Grade 2 and Grade 4. Mr. Green is a Regional Sales Manager and earns $150,000 per year. Mrs. Green is an Interior Designer and earns $70,000 per year. The family owns their home and has $100,000 in liquid investments.

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  • The Miller Family

    The Miller Family recently relocated to Lake Forest. Jack and Adam are applying for Grades 5 and 7. Their sister Carolyn is a freshman at Princeton and will be required to pay $20,000 in tuition after her financial aid and merit scholarships are applied to the cost of attendance at Princeton.
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Financial assistance makes LFCDS an affordable choice.

LFCDS offers financial assistance to families on the basis of demonstrated financial need, as determined by School and Student Services (SSS) and Lake Forest Country Day School's Financial Aid Committee.In recent years, LFCDS has become increasingly sensitive to the needs of middle income families, as well as families who might have suffered a job loss or other financial setback as a result of recent economic conditions.

In addition to financial assistance, LFCDS is pleased to offer merit scholarships to qualifying students, as well as assistance to military families and children of educators.

Financial aid decisions are independent of admission decisions. All applications must be made on an annual basis. Click here for instructions on how to apply for financial aid for the 2020–2021 school year.

If you questions about the financial assistance process, please contact Director of Enrollment, Marketing, and Financial Aid Alex Sheridan at (847) 615-6118 or

Please note that each family's financial aid package is awarded based on a number of factors that may look different than the examples above.

Financial Assistance Options

Merit Scholarships
Need-based Financial Assistance
Military Family Assistance
Educator Family Assistance
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