Tuition and Fees

2014- 2015 Academic Year

Average Annual Full Time Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

Tuition $28,406
Health Center and Counseling Fee $150
Room Rent $4,426
Board $3,826
Total average annual tuition, fees, room and board

2014 - 2015 Per Semester – Tuition

Tuition (flat rate: 12-18 hours per semester) $14,203
Tuition (per hour, 1-11 hours) $1,194
Tuition (per hour, for hours over 18) $656
Fee for auditing classes (if not covered under flat rate) $50
Tutorial fee (per hour; add to tuition fee) $300
Tuition (per hour Mayterm and Summer Sessions) $656
Graduate Tuition – Music (per hour) $556
Summer Online Tuition: Summer 2015 (per hour) - please note: for Summer 2014 Online tuition please see the 2013 - 2014 Tuition and Fees Schedule
$150 (Houghton students)
$300 (non-Houghton students) 

Applied Music

Note: In addition to the flat rate fee for tuition, students taking applied music are charged a special fee according to the following schedule.

Half-hour lesson (for 1-2 hours credit) $380
Hour lesson (for 3-4 hours credit) $760
Hour-and-a-half lesson (for 5-6 hours credit) $1,140

Off-Campus Studies

Note: these fees are in addition to tuition

Tanzania (includes room, board, fees and international airfare from a gateway airport) $5,370
Honors – East Meets West (Mayterm: includes room, board, fees and international airfare from a gateway airport) $1,590
Go-Ed (includes room, board, fees and international airfare from a gateway airport) $5,037
City Semester (includes room, board and fees) $4,404
Houghton Down Under (includes room, board, fees and international airfare from a gateway airport) $7,272


  • Full Access board plan is required for first-year students and sophomores;
  •  Juniors have the option of the 14-meal plan or Full Access plan;
  • Seniors in traditional residence halls must be on the 14-meal plan or Full Access plan;
  •  Seniors in the townhouses have the additional option of the 7-meal plan
Full Access Board Plan (per semester) $1,913
14-Meal Plan or 170 Block Plan (per semester) $1,789
7-Meal Plan or 90 Block Plan (per semester) $1,006
Required Fees
Health Center and Counseling Fee $75
Dorm doubles $2,213
Doubles in townhouses $2,512
Gillette Dorm Single
Gillette Small Single $2,595
Dorm triple (Including Gillette Townhouse Floor)
Gillette Hall Quad $1,580
Dorm singles (except Gillette Hall), dorm double held as single, dorm triple held as double $3,184
Singles in townhouses $3,348
College Farm $1,742
Brown House
Brown House Single


Other College Fees & Expenses

Note: prices subject to change

Application $40
Art studio lab fee $145
Certification for Wilderness First Responder $185
First-Year Student Enrollment Deposit (applied to total tuition bill; not an "extra" charge)
Forsyth Learning Commons Fee
Highlander Adventure Program fee $600
Horsemanship I & II course fee $202
Horsemanship (other Horsemanship courses with labs) $404
Late Payment Registration Fee $250
Pro Tools/Commercial Music Fee $145
Recital Recording Fee $42
Science laboratory fee (per lab) $145
Science Honors laboratory fee (per lab) $290
Sickness/Accident coverage - 12 months (unless proof of comparable coverage is provided) $1415
Accident Only Insurance (required for athletes)
Special test fee $15
Transcript fee (each copy) $5
Vehicle registration (annual) $30-150
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