Financial Aid

We are committed to making Houghton affordable to our Canadian families. For information on general financial aid questions, please visit our financial aid web page.

Below is a list of scholarships and grants that are specifically relevant to Canadian students and families. All awards are renewable each year, provided the student meets eligibility requirements.

Performance Scholarships

Performance Scholarships, ranging up to full tuition may be awarded to students who display exceptional talent in fine arts. Art and music faculty may nominate candidates to the Student Financial Services Office.  Scholarships are offered in the following programs: music and art.  Awards are renewed annually if satisfactory participation in the area of performance and a minimum 2.0 GPA are maintained.

Matching Scholarships

Houghton College will match scholarships awarded to undergraduate main campus students by their local church or a Dollars for Scholars Scholarship (submit award letter only; no matching form necessary). The gift must come from the church and not be funneled from the parents. The church must submit an award form to ensure a matching scholarship each year. Find the required form for the church match scholarship, with additional details, on our Applications and Forms page.

Houghton College Endowed Scholarships

Generous friends of Houghton have funded a number of scholarships which are awarded according to the wishes of the donors. Recipients are selected by the Student Financial Services Office in conjunction with department heads (when required) on the basis of academic achievement at Houghton and financial need. There is no application process. A list is available here.

On-Campus Work Opportunities

Each year there are over 600 available jobs within various departments on campus. A social security card is required to obtain work on campus, and Houghton will help Canadian students obtain their card. A student typically works between 5-8 hours per week.