Houghton Online | Tuition and Fees

Invest in a higher education.

Our goal is to make an education at Houghton College affordable for all of our students. Between our liberal transfer credit policy of up to 87 credits, depending on major, and various types of financial aid available, we use every manner possible to coordinate adequate resources to enable you to invest in your future at Houghton College.

Tuition and Fees

  • $500 per credit hour
  • No application fee
  • No enrollment deposit

Financial Aid Opportunities

We recognize that college is a significant and personal investment and a major concern for most people. Below you will find a summary of the common paths our students take to finance their Houghton education.

Employer Reimbursement

If your employer has a tuition reimbursement plan, forward a copy of your reimbursement policy to our Student Financial Services Advisor.


Complete and submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online at https://fafsa.ed.gov/.

Payment Options

Several payment options are available.

  • Online from a checking or savings account
  • Monthly payment plan through Tuition Management Systems
  • Check or money order
  • Alternative loan
  • Credit card payment (fees may apply)


Our recruiters and advisers can work with you to discover outside scholarship opportunities that you may qualify for. We also encourage you to explore and research scholarship opportunities on your own.

Federal Student Loan Programs

Visit www.studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/loans for more information on types of loan programs available to those who qualify.

Student Financial Services Office Handbook

You may access the 2018-2019 Online Education SFSO Handbook to review:

  • Financial Aid Checklist
  • Completing your FAFSA
  • Federal Subsidized & Unsubsidized Loans
  • New York State TAP
  • Private Loans
  • Employer Reimbursement
  • Veterans Benefits
  • Financial Aid & Student Accounts Policies
  • Student Account Center

Applying for Financial Aid

U.S. Residents

  • Complete FAFSA form.
  • Complete using school code 002734 if you would like to apply for federal financial aid.

New York State Residents

Liberal Transfer Credit

Houghton College knows college-level learning can occur before a student ever takes a class. Our liberal transfer credit policy lets you take credit for the knowledge you have gained by means of experience.

Transfer up to a maximum of 87 credits from previous coursework, experiential learning and/or passing DSST exam scores.

Experiential Learning Credits

Experiential Learning Credit (per credit hour; see your advisor): $35 or $125


The nationally recognized DSST program helps you receive college credits for learning acquired outside the traditional classroom through a suite of more than 30 exams in college subject areas such as social sciences, math, applied technology, business, physical sciences and humanities.

  • $35 per credit hour
  • $80 administration fee*

*Fee charged by Prometric, the provider of DSST Exams, to administer the exam.

Contact Us

Student Financial Services Office
Email: sfso@houghton.edu
Call: 585.567.9328