Financial Aid for Undergraduate Online Programs

Our goal is to make an education at Houghton College affordable for all of our students. 



  • Undergraduate courses: $490 per credit hour
  • Audit Not-For-Credit: $150 per course

Financial Aid Opportunities

We recognize that college is a significant and personal investment and a major concern for most people. Below you will find a summary of the common paths our students take to finance their Houghton education.

Employer Reimbursement

If your employer has a tuition reimbursement plan, forward a copy of your reimbursement policy to our Student Financial Services Advisor.


Complete and submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online at

Payment Options

Several payment options are available.

  • Online from a checking or savings account
  • Monthly payment plan through Tuition Management Systems
  • Check or money order
  • Alternative loan
  • Credit card payment (fees may apply)


Our advisors can work with you to discover outside scholarship opportunities that you may qualify for. We also encourage you to explore and research scholarship opportunities on your own.

Federal Student Loan Programs

Visit for more information on types of loan programs available to those who qualify.

Student Financial Services Office Handbook

You may access the 2018-2019 Online Education SFSO Handbook to review:

  • Financial Aid Checklist
  • Completing your FAFSA
  • Federal Subsidized & Unsubsidized Loans
  • New York State TAP
  • Private Loans
  • Employer Reimbursement
  • Veterans Benefits
  • Financial Aid & Student Accounts Policies
  • Student Account Center

Applying for Financial Aid

U.S. Residents

  • Complete FAFSA form.
  • Complete using school code 002734 if you would like to apply for federal financial aid.

New York State Residents & Undergraduate Students

  • Complete the New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) application.
  • Houghton’s NYS HESC school code is 0305.
  • Upon completion of your FAFSA, you should be able to click on a direct link to the TAP application.
  • NOTE: Christian Ministries majors are ineligible for the New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) according to NYS regulations.