Tuition and Fees

When evaluating college costs, it's important to compare the sticker price (how much a college charges) with the net price that you will pay after receiving financial aid.

See how some typical students have been able to pay for their Houghton education. All of these students take a full-time course load (12 credits). These are generalized examples using real numbers for the stated academic year.

2020-21

Dakota

Received free lunch in high school and is the first of her sisters to go to college.

Tuition $33,920
Fees $546
Room $5,288
Board $4,568
Total Cost $44,322
Average Total Gift Aid $30,510
Average Federal Loans $5,500
Total Average Aid $36,010
Average Cost after Financial Aid $8,312

Elijah

Is the eldest of two boys with a household annual income of $30,000.

Tuition $33,920
Fees $546
Room $5,288
Board $4,568
Total Cost $44,322
Average Total Gift Aid $23,069
Average Federal Loans $5,500
Total Average Aid $28,569
Average Cost after Financial Aid $15,753

Kim

Joined her older sister, a junior, at Houghton and their parents make a combined $70,000

Tuition $33,920
Fees $546
Room $5,288
Board $4,568
Total Cost $44,322
Average Total Gift Aid $19,000
Average Federal Loans $5,500
Total Average Aid $24,500
Average Cost after Financial Aid $19,822

2021-22

Dakota

Received free lunch in high school and is the first of her sisters to go to college.

Tuition $15,900
Fees $546
Room $5,288
Board $4,568
Total Cost $26,302
Average Total Gift Aid $13,510
Average Federal Loans $5,500
Total Average Aid $19,010
Average Cost after Financial Aid $7,292

Elijah

Is the eldest of two boys with a household annual income of $30,000.

Tuition $15,900
Fees $546
Room $5,288
Board $4,568
Total Cost $26,302
Average Total Gift Aid $7,819
Average Federal Loans $5,500
Total Average Aid $13,319
Average Cost after Financial Aid $12,983

Kim

Joined her older sister, a junior, at Houghton and their parents make a combined $70,000

Tuition $15,900
Fees $546
Room $5,288
Board $4,568
Total Cost $26,302
Average Total Gift Aid $2,317
Average Federal Loans $5,500
Total Average Aid $7,817
Average Cost after Financial Aid $18,485

Featured Testimonial

What makes it worth it is the friendships I’ve made here. I’m investing financially but people are investing in me emotionally, spiritually and academically

Gwendolyn Pryor '21