Financial Aid | Tuition and Fees

2017- 2018 Academic Year

Average Annual Full Time Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

Tuition $31,040
Campus Services Fee $500
Room Rent $4,838
Board $4,180
Total average annual tuition, fees, room and board


Average cost of books and supplies 


Average transportation costs - dependent on area of residency


2017 - 2018 Per Semester – Tuition

Tuition (flat rate: 12-18 hours per semester) $15,520
Tuition (per hour, 1-11 hours) $1,305
Tuition (per hour, for hours over 18) $717
Fee for auditing classes (if not covered under flat rate) $52
Tutorial fee (per hour; add to tuition fee) $309
Tuition (per hour Mayterm and Summer Sessions) $717
Graduate Tuition – Music (per hour) $608
Summer Online Tuition: Summer 2018 (per hour) $175 (Houghton students)


  • Full Access board plan is required for first-year students and sophomores;
  • Juniors have the option of the 14-meal plan or Full Access plan;
  • Seniors in traditional residence halls must be on the 14-meal plan or Full Access plan;
  • Seniors in the townhouses have the additional option of the 7-meal plan.
Full Access Board Plan (per semester) $2,090
14-Meal Plan or 170 Block Plan (per semester) $1,955
7-Meal Plan or 90 Block Plan (per semester) $1,099
Dorm doubles $2,419
Doubles in townhouses $2,745
Gillette Dorm Single $2,922
Gillette Small Single $2,837
Gillette Triple Suite $2,417
Dorm triple (Including Gillette Townhouse Floor) $2,091
Gillette Quad $1,726
Dorm singles (except Gillette Hall), dorm double held as single, dorm triple held as double $3,479
Singles in townhouses $3,658
College Farm $1,903
Required Fees
Campus Services Fee (per semester) $250
Orientation Fee (One Time Fee for First Year Orientation Weekend) $103

Applied Music


  • In addition to the flat rate fee for tuition, students taking applied music are charged a special fee according to the following schedule.
Half-hour lesson (for 1-2 hours credit) $415
Hour lesson (for 3-4 hours credit) $829
Hour-and-a-half lesson (for 5-6 hours credit) $1,244
Honors at Houghton Fees
Science: fee per semester (all lab fees, Mayterm housing & meals) $725
London & EMW: fee per semester (travel expenses) $725
London Spring Semester Housing & Meals $4,508
Off Campus Studies (these fees are in addition to tuition)
Tanzania Program (includes room, board, fees and airfare from a gateway airport) $5,868

Other College Fees & Expenses

Application $40
Art studio lab fee $155
Certification for Wilderness First Responder $191
EdThena Education Lab Fee $110
First-Year Student Enrollment Deposit (applied to total tuition bill; not an "extra" charge) $300
Reapplication Deposit $100
Forsyth Learning Commons Fee $155
Highlander Adventure Program fee $618
Horsemanship I & II course fee $214
Horsemanship (other Horsemanship courses with labs) $428
Late Payment Registration Fee $250
PHED & REC Fees (select courses) $26-155
Pro Tools/Commercial Music Fee $155
Recital Recording Fee $44
Science Laboratory fee (per lab) $155
Sickness/Accident coverage - 12 months (unless proof of comparable coverage is provided) $1,896
Athlete Insurance Fee (required for athletes) $TBD
Special test fee $15
Transcript fee (each copy) $5
Returned Check Fee $50
Vehicle registration (annual) $30-240

NOTE: Prices subject to change