Applying for Aid

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In order to be considered for financial aid you need to be accepted to Houghton University, so start your application now!

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Apply for Financial Aid

Students can begin filing financial aid applications on October 1, with the previous year's taxes (i.e. using 2020 taxes on the 2022-2023 FAFSA). It's helpful to complete the financial aid process as soon after October 1 as possible. (Note: the FAFSA cannot be completed until this date.)

Next Steps


Receive Financial Aid Award Letter

Starting in October/November, we send out financial aid award letters to students. These letters detail all the types of aid a student may receive, along with our costs for the upcoming year. Once the award letter is received, students and parents are encouraged to contact the financial aid office with questions.
How to Read Your Financial Aid Award

Confirm Your Enrollment

Once the decision is made to attend Houghton, a $300 deposit must be made to confirm enrollment. This deposit is a payment toward your semester's tuition and will be deducted from your fall bill.
Submit Your Deposit

Ensure Your Aid is in Place

Complete verification paperwork (you will be notified if selected)

Confirm your federal loans by completing entrance counseling and a master promissory note (MPN).

TAP application (for New York State residents)

Submit church match scholarship form