Tuition and Affordability

Applying for Financial Assistance

In order to apply for financial assistance, complete the following steps:

List of 6 items.

  • Step 1

    Families new to the School should apply for admission.
  • Step 2

    All families are required to submit applications with our partners at Clarity Tuition
  • Step 3

    The application must be submitted online no later than December 17.
  • Step 4

    In the case of divorce or separation, both parents must submit Financial Aid applications.
  • Step 5

    Both natural and custodial stepparents, if applicable, must submit supporting documentation and forms as indicated in the Family Application Guide.
  • Step 6

    Applications for Financial Assistance will not be considered by the Financial Aid Committee until files are complete. Late and mid-year applications will be considered as resources allow.

Financial Aid Policy

Lake Forest Country Day School seeks students who have demonstrated strong academic and extracurricular achievement and solid citizenship. In addition, LFCDS wishes to attract a culturally and economically diverse student population. Pursuant to these ends, LFCDS provides financial assistance to families who might not otherwise be capable of meeting the cost of tuition. Operating within a Board allocated budget for financial aid, the Financial Aid Committee awards grants to students who have been accepted to Lake Forest Country Day School.

The Financial Aid Committee awards grants on the basis of financial need to students who show the promise of contributing to and benefiting from a LFCDS education. Each year, the Committee determines eligibility for aid by evaluating each family's income, financial obligations, and spending priorities. Students must continue to demonstrate solid citizenship and achieve the academic standards designated by Lake Forest Country Day School.

Students currently on aid receive priority funding, provided that they meet all deadlines and demonstrate continued need, successful academic progress, and good citizenship. The Committee then considers LFCDS families seeking aid for the first time. Finally, the Committee addresses the needs of newly accepted families, as resources allow.

The Financial Aid Committee bases its decisions upon a family's ability to afford an education at Lake Forest Country Day School. For financial aid purposes, the Committee defines a "family" as an applicant's natural parents and siblings and, if applicable, custodial step-parents and any children from a current family. Lake Forest Country Day School will not recognize the assertion of a parent or a custodial step-parent that he/she has no responsibility for educational expenses.

Consequently, both natural parents and a custodial step-parent, if applicable, must complete their portions of the financial aid forms in order for the Committee to consider the application.
A co-educational independent private school for students age 2 through Grade 8.
Graduating students of strong character with a passion for learning since 1888.

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Lake Forest Country Day School

145 South Green Bay Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045

P: 847-234-2350
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