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Discover how you can afford a high-quality, Christ-centered education with our tuition reset.

Show Me The Numbers

Houghton reset tuition to the lowest level in 20 years.

Houghton University responded to the financial challenges families face when paying for college by offering an affordable, high-quality, Christ-centered education, the lowest tuition in 20 years. Making Houghton, a clear possibility for families from all socio-economic backgrounds.

That’s right, your family.

See how we compare to national averages

What Does Houghton Cost?

Tuition

Room

Meal Plan

Fees

Houghton’s sticker price is $29,790. But most students don’t pay even that low cost.

2024-2025 academic year

Learn more about tuition and fees

Know Your Numbers

College pricing and financial aid can feel complicated. That’s why it’s important to know your numbers.

Compare the Cost of Tuition and Fees Before Aid*

*Data was compiled from the National Center for Education Statistics. The data is for 4-year institutions, 2020-21.

Use Our Cost Comparison Tool

Sticker Price vs. Actual Cost

$29,790 sticker price before aid

Gift Aid

Does not need to be paid back

Scholarships

Houghton awards endowed scholarships based on academic achievement, leadership potential, and financial need, including the Founder’s Promise Scholarship, which increases the financial aid of Pell-eligible students to equal the cost of tuition (the maximum value of this award is determined during the initial year of eligibility). Houghton University scholarships are for ALL FOUR YEARS of your education as long as you maintain the GPA associated with the scholarship and your family need (as determined by the FAFSA). You can also proactively research and apply for local and privately funded scholarships to substantially reduce your college costs.

Grants

Federal grants, Veterans benefitsROTC, and New York State need-based grants further reduce expenses for Houghton students. Learn more about Federal Aid and New York State Aid.

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, then federal parental loans, and lastly alternative educational loans. Your financial aid counselor can provide sound advice on loan options and application procedures.

Gain a Better Understanding of Student Loans

Houghton provides access to this resource to ensure students and families can make informed decisions about their finances.

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 offer.

Work-study opportunities are available on campus as an additional option to cover the costs of tuition and fees.

Apply for Financial Aid to Receive Your Best Houghton Price

Complete your online application for admission and submit your FAFSA to receive your financial aid offer.

Get Started

Have Confidence in Your Investment

97%

Of the class of 2022 respondents were employed or in graduate school within 6 months of graduation.

Houghton graduates land jobs that allow them to pay back their loans.

Loan default rate is the percentage of graduates who are unable to pay back their loans.

Our Promise

At Houghton, you will receive a high-quality education that puts God first and prepares you for the fast-paced and ever-changing world. That’s our promise to you, and we stand by it. If you are not offered employment in your chosen field or accepted into graduate school, you can come back for a bonus year tuition-free.

In addition, you’ll receive free financial counseling to help you manage your money and navigate the student loan process.

View The Houghton Promise

Let’s Get in Touch

We know every family’s situation is different. We’d be happy to discuss your unique set of circumstances and needs.

Jeffrey Fawcett

Admission Counselor

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That's right, your family.

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What Does Houghton Cost?

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$17,800

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Tuition

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Room

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$5,600

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Meal Plan

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Fees

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Houghton's sticker price is $29,790. But most students don't pay even that low cost.

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Know Your Numbers

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Compare the Cost of Tuition and Fees Before Aid*

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Sticker Price vs. Actual Cost

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Scholarships

Houghton awards endowed scholarships based on academic achievement, leadership potential, and financial need, including the Founder's Promise Scholarship, which increases the financial aid of Pell-eligible students to equal the cost of tuition (the maximum value of this award is determined during the initial year of eligibility). Houghton University scholarships are for ALL FOUR YEARS of your education as long as you maintain the GPA associated with the scholarship and your family need (as determined by the FAFSA). You can also proactively research and apply for local and privately funded scholarships to substantially reduce your college costs.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

Grants

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Loans

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Houghton provides access to this resource to ensure students and families can make informed decisions about their finances.

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Actual Cost

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Apply for Financial Aid to Receive Your Best Houghton Price

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Have Confidence in Your Investment

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Of the class of 2022 respondents were employed or in graduate school within 6 months of graduation.

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Houghton graduates land jobs that allow them to pay back their loans.

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[icon name="handshake-simple" prefix="fal"] Our Promise

At Houghton, you will receive a high-quality education that puts God first and prepares you for the fast-paced and ever-changing world. That’s our promise to you, and we stand by it. If you are not offered employment in your chosen field or accepted into graduate school, you can come back for a bonus year tuition-free.

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Let's Get in Touch

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Your Financial Aid Package is Your Best Houghton Price

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Your award letter mimics your actual bill.

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Your initial offer will include all applicable grants and scholarships.

As conscientious stewards, Houghton’s financial aid representatives award institutional aid as fairly and equitably as possible while being sensitive to the genuine financial needs of families. While aid packages may be reconsidered for special circumstances (loss of a job, etc.), the college does not reserve funds to award later for negotiating purposes.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_column_text]

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Your financial aid should continue for every year of your undergraduate education.

The majority of Houghton’s grants and scholarships are renewable for four-years, provided the student maintains satisfactory academic progress and other eligibility requirements.

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Houghton University responded to the financial challenges families face when paying for college by offering an affordable, high-quality, Christ-centered education, the lowest tuition in 20 years. Making Houghton, a clear possibility for families from all socio-economic backgrounds.

That's right, your family.

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What Does Houghton Cost?

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$17,800

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Tuition

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$5,760

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Room

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$5,600

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Meal Plan

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$630

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Fees

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Houghton's sticker price is $29,790. But most students don't pay even that low cost.

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Know Your Numbers

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Compare the Cost of Tuition and Fees Before Aid*

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*Data was compiled from the National Center for Education Statistics. The data is for 4-year institutions, 2020-21.

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Sticker Price vs. Actual Cost

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[icon name="tags" prefix="fal"] $29,790 sticker price before aid

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Gift Aid

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Scholarships

Houghton awards endowed scholarships based on academic achievement, leadership potential, and financial need, including the Founder's Promise Scholarship, which increases the financial aid of Pell-eligible students to equal the cost of tuition (the maximum value of this award is determined during the initial year of eligibility). Houghton University scholarships are for ALL FOUR YEARS of your education as long as you maintain the GPA associated with the scholarship and your family need (as determined by the FAFSA). You can also proactively research and apply for local and privately funded scholarships to substantially reduce your college costs.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

Grants

Federal grants, Veterans benefitsROTC, and New York State need-based grants further reduce expenses for Houghton students. Learn more about Federal Aid and New York State Aid.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="3/4" text_align="left"][sc_icon icon="icon-scissors" color="grey"][vc_column_text]

Loans

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]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, then federal parental loans, and lastly alternative educational loans. Your financial aid counselor can provide sound advice on loan options and application procedures.[/vc_column_text][sc_button text="Gain a Better Understanding of Student Loans" style="text-button" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.edrepay.com%2FHoughton|target:_blank"][vc_column_text]

Houghton provides access to this resource to ensure students and families can make informed decisions about their finances.

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Actual Cost

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Apply for Financial Aid to Receive Your Best Houghton Price

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Have Confidence in Your Investment

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Of the class of 2022 respondents were employed or in graduate school within 6 months of graduation.

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Houghton graduates land jobs that allow them to pay back their loans.

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Loan default rate is the percentage of graduates who are unable to pay back their loans.

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[icon name="handshake-simple" prefix="fal"] Our Promise

At Houghton, you will receive a high-quality education that puts God first and prepares you for the fast-paced and ever-changing world. That’s our promise to you, and we stand by it. If you are not offered employment in your chosen field or accepted into graduate school, you can come back for a bonus year tuition-free.

In addition, you'll receive free financial counseling to help you manage your money and navigate the student loan process.[/vc_column_text][vc_raw_html]JTNDYSUyMGlkJTNEJTIyYmVzdC1wcmljZSUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRmElM0U=[/vc_raw_html][sc_button text="View The Houghton Promise" color="green" link="url:%2Fundergraduate%2Fadmission%2Fhoughton-promise%2F|title:The%20Houghton%20Promise"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_color="blue" text_align="center"][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Let's Get in Touch

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Your Financial Aid Package is Your Best Houghton Price

The Student Financial Services Office’s responsibility is to provide you with accurate, thorough, and timely information considering the financial aid process. You can rest assured that:[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3" text_align="left"][vc_column_text]

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Your award letter mimics your actual bill.

When you receive your award letter, you can rest easy knowing that the outlined costs are the same you'll see on your future bill. No hidden costs. No guessing. In fact, Houghton had been named as part of the College Cost Transparency Initiative.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3" text_align="left"][vc_column_text]

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Your initial offer will include all applicable grants and scholarships.

As conscientious stewards, Houghton’s financial aid representatives award institutional aid as fairly and equitably as possible while being sensitive to the genuine financial needs of families. While aid packages may be reconsidered for special circumstances (loss of a job, etc.), the college does not reserve funds to award later for negotiating purposes.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_column_text]

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Your financial aid should continue for every year of your undergraduate education.

The majority of Houghton’s grants and scholarships are renewable for four-years, provided the student maintains satisfactory academic progress and other eligibility requirements.

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Your Financial Aid Package is Your Best Houghton Price

The Student Financial Services Office’s responsibility is to provide you with accurate, thorough, and timely information considering the financial aid process. You can rest assured that:

Your award letter mimics your actual bill.

When you receive your award letter, you can rest easy knowing that the outlined costs are the same you’ll see on your future bill. No hidden costs. No guessing.

In fact, Houghton had been named as part of the College Cost Transparency Initiative.

Your initial offer will include all applicable grants and scholarships.

As conscientious stewards, Houghton’s financial aid representatives award institutional aid as fairly and equitably as possible while being sensitive to the genuine financial needs of families. While aid packages may be reconsidered for special circumstances (loss of a job, etc.), the college does not reserve funds to award later for negotiating purposes.

Your financial aid should continue for every year of your undergraduate education.

The majority of Houghton’s grants and scholarships are renewable for four-years, provided the student maintains satisfactory academic progress and other eligibility requirements.

Complete your online application for admission and submit your FAFSA to receive your financial aid offer.

Get Started

Have Questions?

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