Tuition & Aid—Buffalo West

Affordable for all Houghton Buffalo—West 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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Tuition and Fees

but most Buffalo West—Symphony Circle students do not pay this much

What will you pay?


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

– Gift Aid

Does not need to be paid back


Houghton awards endowed scholarships based on academic achievement, leadership potential, and financial need. You can proactively research and apply for local and privately funded scholarships to further reduce your college costs.


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.