Financial Aid | Federal Financial Assistance

Federal Grants & Work Study

Federal Pell Grant
The Federal Pell Grant is an entitlement to students who qualify under a federal formula which determines eligibility. To be eligible, a student must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and must not have earned a bachelor’s degree. This award is a grant, not a loan.
Federal SEOG Grant
The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant program is for undergraduates with exceptional financial need. Pell Grant recipients with the lowest expected family contributions (EFCs) will be considered for FSEOG.
Federal TEACH Grant
The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program was established under the College Cost Reduction and Access Act (CCRAA), to benefit current and prospective teachers.  Award amount: up to $4,000 per academic year.

TEACH Grants website
Federal Work Study Program
The Federal College Work-Study Program is designed to make employment opportunities available to college students.  It is a federally funded aid program, available to matriculated students.  Priority will be given to students in full-time attendance.  A portion of the federal work-study funds will be used to employ students in community service jobs.  A work-study student may qualify to work up to eight hours a week during the academic year, although academic considerations may limit work to six hours per week.  Hiring is done by the agency or department which will employ the students.

Federal Student Aid Program website
Veteran’s Benefits
Houghton College is approved by the New York State division of Veterans Affairs for the training of veterans. Houghton College also participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program for students receiving educational assistance under the Post-9/11 GI Bill.  Information is available in the Student Financial Services Office.
Financial Aid & Off-Campus Studies
Students participating in an off-campus studies semester with an affiliated host school will be able to retain their federal and state financial aid through Houghton College. If no formal agreement has been made between Houghton College and the host school, the aid will not be able to be processed by Houghton. Institutional aid may also be available for students after they complete an application process.

Student Guidelines for Financial Aid and Off Campus Programs (PDF).


Army ROTC Scholarships
Students at Houghton College may receive an Army ROTC scholarship in cooperation with St. Bonaventure University (Allegany, N.Y.). The purpose of the Army Reserve Officer's Training Corps scholarship is to assist students in paying for their college education while they complete requirements for a commission in the United States Army. Most scholarships cover tuition, fees, and books and offer a monthly subsistence allowance.  Contact the Admission Office or your local Army recruiter for more information.

Army ROTC website