Paying for College
Pay for College
Houghton offers a wide range of options to finance your college education. We've put together some helpful information about costs, deadlines and links to the federal FAFSA website. These materials will guide you as you explore your options. We believe you’ll find the Houghton experience well worth the time it will take to explore your options..
Students are considered full-time and may therefore be eligible for New York State TAP, Federal PELL grants and Federal Direct Loans. Veterans may contact the financial aid office to see if they are eligible for veterans' benefits (Houghton is a Yellow Ribbon school for those who are eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill).
Students have many options for payment including online with a checking account or savings account, employer sponsored tuition assistance, New York State TAP, Federal PELL grants, Federal Direct Loans, VA grants, etc.
Students are billed at the beginning of each term. Payment deferment can be arranged for only special circumstances approved by Student Financial Services. Students will receive periodic statements showing account activity for the preceding period and their current balance. The statement also includes any charges for additional courses taken, experiential learning credits, etc.
To reduce students' expenses, the program has purchased the texts and materials needed for each course. Tuition covers textbook use, supplemental readings, and the computer lab. Student syllabi and course materials are on the internet for downloading directly to personal computers. Students may purchase new textbooks for their personal libraries. Additional course materials are conveniently available on class nights. Students do not have to arrange their schedules around bookstore hours.
"Option" Courses are similar to other courses in that they consist of five 4-hour classes. They are typically offered on Saturday mornings or online so they are accessible to all students regardless of the night they attend regular class. They are available to all program students and may be used to complete degree requirements. Students can take four of these courses at no additional tuition charge. For the fifth course and beyond the charge is $195/credit hour. All Option Courses are subject to a registration fee for each course taken.