Tuition & Aid—Buffalo East

Affordable for all Houghton Buffalo—East Side students

Houghton will coordinate TAP, Pell, Say Yes, and all available scholarships to help you cover the cost of college. The tuition and fees are set to enable all students, regardless of economic background, to pursue Christian college education.

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$11,720

Tuition and Fees

but most Buffalo East students do not pay this much

What will you pay?

$11,720

This is the Houghton College Buffalo—East Side sticker price, but most families do not pay this much.

Gift Aid

Does not need to be paid back

Grants

Federal and New York State need-based grants significantly reduce expenses for Houghton Buffalo students.

  • Federal Pell Grant
    The Federal Pell Grant is an entitlement to students who qualify under a federal formula that 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.
  • New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)
    New York State’s Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) is a state-funded program for New York state residents. A recipient of this award must be a full-time matriculated student in an approved program at an approved New York state post-secondary institution. Grants are based on the New York net taxable income of the preceding year. This program is an entitlement program.

Loans

Must be repaid

Houghton recommends that you utilize educational loans only to the extent needed and only after all available grants and scholarships have been awarded. If you choose to borrow, we recommend that you begin with federal student loans and lastly alternative educational loans. Your financial aid counselor can provide sound advice on loan options and application procedures.

Actual Cost

After applying all of these financial aid options, you are left with what you will actually pay out of pocket. This information will be highlighted for you in your financial aid award letter.

Cost Scenarios

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. These are generalized examples using real numbers for the stated academic year.

James

Received free lunch in high school and is the first in his family to go to college.

Tuition and Fees $11,720
Books $0
Total Cost $11,720
Total Average Aid
(NYS-TAP and US-PELL)
$11,510
Total Average Cost to Attend $210
Student Loan Eligibility $5,500

Sierra

Returning to college to complete a two-year degree after being away for several years. She worked at a job and earned $18,000 a year.

Tuition and Fees $11,720
Books $0
Total Cost $11,720
Total Average Aid
(NYS-TAP and US-PELL)
$9,370
Total Average Cost to Attend $2,350
Student Loan Eligibility $8,350

Nina

Family makes less than $30,000 and moved to New York State from Chicago, Illinois. Student attended college before living in NY for 1 year so they do not qualify for NYS-TAP funding.

Tuition and fees $11,720
Fees and Books $0
Total Cost $11, 720
Total Average Aid
(US-PELL)
$6,345
Total Average Cost to Attend $5,375
Student Loan Eligibility $6,500

Lavon

There are 5 in the family and Parents make a combined income of $70,000 and he is the only person in his household attending college.

Tuition and fees $11,720
Books $0
Total Cost $11,720
Total Average Aid
(NYS-TAP and US-PELL)
$4,.657
Total Average Cost to Attend $7,063
Student Loan Eligibility $5,500