Tuition and Fees

2015- 2016 Academic Year

Average Annual Full Time Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

Tuition $29,258
Health Center and Counseling Fee $200
Room Rent $4,558
Board $3,940
Total average annual tuition, fees, room and board

2015 - 2016 Per Semester – Tuition

Tuition (flat rate: 12-18 hours per semester) $14,629
Tuition (per hour, 1-11 hours) $1,230
Tuition (per hour, for hours over 18) $676
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) $676
Graduate Tuition – Music (per hour) $573
Summer Online Tuition: Summer 2016 (per hour) 
$155 (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) $391
Hour lesson (for 3-4 hours credit) $782
Hour-and-a-half lesson (for 5-6 hours credit) $1,173


  • 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) $1,970
14-Meal Plan or 170 Block Plan (per semester) $1,843
7-Meal Plan or 90 Block Plan (per semester) $1,036
Required Fees
Health Center and Counseling Fee $100
Orientation Fee (One Time Fee for First Year Orientation Weekend)
Honors at Houghton Fees
Science: fee per semester (all lab fees, Mayterm housing & meals)
London & EMW: fee per semester (travel expenses) $700
London Spring Semester Housing & Meals
Off Campus Studies (these fees are in addition to tuition)
Tanzania Program (includes room, board, fees and airfare from a gateway airport)
Go-Ed (includes room, board, fees and airfare from a gateway airport
City Semester $4,536
Dorm doubles $2,279
Doubles in townhouses $2,587
Gillette Dorm Single
Gillette Small Single $2,674
Dorm triple (Including Gillette Townhouse Floor)
Gillette Hall Quad $1,627
Dorm singles (except Gillette Hall), dorm double held as single, dorm triple held as double $3,280
Singles in townhouses $3,448
College Farm $1,794

Other College Fees & Expenses

Note: prices subject to change

Application $40
Art studio lab fee $150
Certification for Wilderness First Responder TBD
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 $208
Horsemanship (other Horsemanship courses with labs) $416
Late Payment Registration Fee $250
Pro Tools/Commercial Music Fee $150
Recital Recording Fee $43
Science laboratory fee (per lab) $150
Sickness/Accident coverage - 12 months (unless proof of comparable coverage is provided) $1,482
Accident Only Insurance (required for athletes)
Special test fee $15
Transcript fee (each copy) $5
Vehicle registration (annual) $30-150
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