Transparent and Unmatched Tuition
Houghton Reset Tuition to the Lowest Level in 20 Years
Houghton College responded to the financial challenges of COVID-19 to offer the best price for a high-quality, Christ-centered education in the nation.Houghton's Transparent Pricing
What Does Houghton Cost?
That does not include your financial aid award! Keep scrolling to find what you'll pay.
Best Priced Christian College in the Nation based on the most recent tuition survey by the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities
What will you pay?
Gift AidDoes not need to be paid back
- Houghton awards endowed scholarships based on academic achievement, leadership potential, and financial need. You can also proactively research and apply for local and privately funded scholarships to substantially reduce your college costs.
- Federal grants, getting a job on campus, Veterans benefits, ROTC, and New York State need-based grants further reduce expenses for Houghton students. Learn more about Federal Aid and New York State Aid.
LoansMust be repaid
Complete your online application for admission and submit your FAFSA to receive your financial aid award.
Your Financial Aid Package is Your Best Houghton Price
The Student Financial Services Office’s responsibility is to provide you with accurate, thorough, and timely information considering the financial aid application and awarding process. You can rest assured that:
- Your initial award will include all applicable grants and scholarships. As conscientious stewards, Houghton’s financial aid representatives award institutional aid as fairly and equitably as possible while being sensitive to the genuine financial needs of families. While aid packages may be reconsidered for special circumstances (loss of a job, etc.), the college does not reserve funds to award later for negotiating purposes.
- Your financial aid should continue for every year of your undergraduate education. The majority of Houghton’s grants and scholarships are four-year, renewable awards, provided the student maintains satisfactory academic progress and other eligibility requirements.
The financial aid office was wonderful and worked very closely with us. In fact, our daughter's financial aid was what made the difference in her coming to Houghton. Several Christian colleges really wanted her and were offering her their very best packages, but Houghton's generous scholarships really made the difference.Nicole Richardson Mother Of Olivia '18 and Cassidy '21
You can afford a Houghton education
At Houghton College, families from all socio-economic backgrounds can afford a transformative Christian education.
At Houghton, you will receive a high-quality education that puts God first and prepares you for the fast-paced and ever-changing world. That’s our promise to you, and we stand by it. If you are not offered employment in your chosen field or accepted into graduate school, you can come back for a bonus year tuition-free.View the Houghton Promise