A Christian College of the Liberal Arts & Sciences

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Summary

Each student has a unique financial situation when applying for financial aid. Below you will find a summary of the most common paths our students take to finance their Houghton education.

Employer Reimbursement

Many employers have a tuition reimbursement plan. Check with your employer to see if this benefit is offered. If so, forward a copy of your reimbursement policy to our Student Financial Services Advisor. Houghton College will provide all of the necessary documentation to enable students to receive the maximum available benefits. Many people are unaware that their employers offer this benefit, so we encourage you to ask!


Complete and submit the 2014–2015 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ using your 2013 federal tax information. The FAFSA is the first step in obtaining financial aid, including TAP and Pell Grants. See the Applying for Aid page for more information.

Payment Plan

Several payment plan options are available, including online payment by check or a monthly payment agreement. Contact our student financial services advisor to determine which plan works best for you and your specific financial situation.


There are many outside scholarships that are available for adult learners. Our recruiters and advisors can work with you to discover scholarship opportunities that you may qualify for, upon commitment to a Houghton program. We also encourage you to explore and research scholarship opportunities on your own and will assist you any way we can with the application process. Every little bit helps!

Financial Aid Checklist – View this information in a printable PDF format.