Applying for Aid

Apply for Admission

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 at the end of 2023, with the previous year's taxes (i.e. using 2022 taxes). It's helpful to complete the financial aid process as soon as possible.

Start Your FAFSA

The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is the federal financial aid form that will determine your eligibility for various forms of financial aid, including federal, state, and institutional (Houghton University) financial aid. Be sure to list Houghton's school code (002734).

Next Steps


Receive Financial Aid Offer

Starting in early 2024, we will send out financial aid offers 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.

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

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

TAP application (for New York State residents)

Submit church match scholarship form