Undergraduate Tuition and Financial Aid

Costs

Tuition, Fees and Other Charges for the 2014-2015 Academic Year

Costs
Tuition, Fees and Other Charges for the 2014-2015 Academic Year

Refer to Tuition and Fees at http://www.hood.edu/accounting for future pricing information.

All fees listed are per semester.

FULL-TIME UNDERGRADUATE RESIDENT COMMUTER
Tuition - 12 to 18.5 credit hours $ 16,810 $ 16,810
Room - Shared $ 3,040
Room - Single $ 3,425
Room - Apartment $ 3,170
Board - Unlimited 19-meal plan (required of first-year students) $ 2,765
Board - 15-meal plan $ 2,690
Board - 10-meal plan $ 2,620
Board - Commuter & off-campus resident meal plan $795
Comprehensive Fee $ 250 $250
PART-TIME UNDERGRADUATE
Tuition per credit hour $975
Audit Fee per credit hour $485
Comprehensive Fee $160
Comprehensive fee per term $100 (winter, summer I, summer II)
Hood Start $155 per credit

Payment of tuition, fees and other charges is due generally one week before the start of the fall and spring semesters and by the first day of class for the summer terms. Students registering after the deadline must make payment at the time of registration. Students may pay their tuition using the Monthly Payment Plan. Information on this option can be found at www.hood.edu/paymentplan or by calling the Accounting Office at 301-696-3609.

Referral to Collection Agency

By registering for classes, the student agrees that in the event the student becomes delinquent or defaults in paying charges due to Hood College, the student agrees to reimburse Hood College the fees of any collection agency, which may be based on a percentage at a maximum of 33 1/3% of the debt, and all cost and expenses, including reasonable attorney’s fees, Hood College incurs in such collection efforts.

Withdrawal from the College and Refund Policy

Fall and Spring Semesters

Students who withdraw from Hood will have their fall and spring semester charges adjusted according to the schedule below:

If a student withdraws from the College: Tuition Board
Prior to beginning of the semester 100 percent 100 percent
Within the 14 calendar days from the first day of the semester 80 percent pro rata weekly

(See the current College calendar for the actual dates.)

There are no refunds of the room fee after the first day of classes. There are no refunds of tuition after the end of the drop-add period. Refunds of the board fee are continued on a pro rata weekly basis throughout the semester. There are no refunds of any fees (comprehensive, academic records, course audit, student teaching, parking or student health insurance) once the semester has begun. This refund policy applies to students who withdraw from the College and to those who take a leave-of-absence during the semester.

Withdrawal refunds are determined by the effective date noted on the Change of Status or Leave of Absence Form filed with the Registrar’s Office for undergraduate students and the written withdrawal files with the Graduate Office for graduate students.

The Office of Financial Aid is required to recalculate federal financial aid eligibility for students who withdraw. Up through 60 percent of the semester, a pro rata schedule is used to determine how much federal aid a student has earned at the time of withdrawal. The portion of unearned aid must be returned to the federal programs. When unearned aid is returned, a student may owe the College additional funds.

Summer Terms

One-week and two-week terms Tuition
Prior to first meeting of class 100 percent
Within the first 2 days from the first day of the term 80 percent
3rd day and thereafter no refund
Three-week and four-week terms
Prior to first meeting of class 100 percent
Within the first 4 days from the first day of the term 80 percent
5th day and thereafter no refund
Five-week and six-week terms
Prior to first meeting of class 100 percent
Within the first 7 calendar days from the first day of the term 80 percent
8th calendar day and thereafter no refund

The Need-based Financial Aid System

For students whose personal and family resources are insufficient to meet their total educational expenses, Hood administers both need-based and non-need-based financial aid and offers personalized assistance in obtaining other educational resources from outside sources.

Hood College determines the type and amount of aid students may receive by evaluating the student’s financial need and availability of funds. Eligible students receive awards on a first-come, first-served basis.

Financial Need

To determine a student’s financial need, the student must complete the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Need for financial aid is determined by the following calculation:

Cost of Attendance (COA) Less Expected Family Contribution (EFC) Equals Financial Need

To determine the EFC, the calculation formula used is the Federal Need Analysis set by the U.S. Department of Education. Factors that are taken into consideration include: family size, number of students in college, income and assets of both the student and parents and the age of the oldest parent.

Complete the FAFSA fully and carefully to avoid delays in processing. FAFSA forms should be submitted online no later than February 15 to receive full consideration for all types of need-based aid. For Hood College to receive FAFSA results, list Hood’s school code, 002076, on the application.

Financial Aid Package

After financial need is determined, the Office of Financial Aid can begin to put together a financial aid “package.” Each student’s financial situation is different, so each financial aid package is unique. A financial aid package will include one or more types of financial aid. The most common types of financial aid include: scholarships, grants, loans and work-study.

All need-based financial aid awards are made in accordance with three criteria: enrollment in a degree-granting program at Hood College, demonstrated financial need and the student’s ability to maintain satisfactory academic progress. For many of the need-based financial aid programs, students must be enrolled for at least 6 credits per semester. In addition, for a student to be eligible for any federal financial aid, the student must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States; have a high school diploma or equivalent; not be in default on a Federal Perkins Loan or Federal Stafford Loan; and be registered with Selective Service (if required).

Students who qualify for financial aid are notified in the form of a financial aid award letter.

This award letter is sent to admitted students in the spring prior to the academic year for which financial assistance is sought. Continuing students will receive their award letters beginning in April prior to the fall semester upon receipt of their renewal application for financial aid and any other required documents.

All financial aid forms are located on the Financial Aid page of the Hood website.

Financial Aid Programs

Federal Pell Grants

Awarded to undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need. Prorated awards may be made to eligible part-time students. Students must be pursuing their first baccalaureate degree.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

Awarded to undergraduate students with the greatest demonstrated financial need. Students must be pursuing their first baccalaureate degree.

Hood Grants

Awarded to full-time undergraduates who demonstrate financial need. Funding is limited. Students must be pursuing their first baccalaureate degree upon initial enrollment.

Federal Perkins Loans

Loans for undergraduate students demonstrating financial need are made at 5 percent simple interest. No interest accrues while in school and repayment does not begin until nine months after the recipient leaves Hood College. Loans are dependent upon financial need.

Federal Work Study Program

This federally-funded need-based employment program enables eligible undergraduate students to earn money for miscellaneous expenses while gaining practical experience in on- and off-campus jobs.

Campus Employment

Awarded to students who are not eligible for federal work-study. Funded and administered by Hood College. Limited number of positions are available.

Federal Direct Subsidized Loan

A need-based student loan program offered to undergraduate and graduate students. The interest rate is fixed. No interest accrues and generally no payments are due while a student is enrolled on at least a half-time basis. Repayment generally begins six months after leaving Hood College.

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Direct Loan

A non-need-based student loan program offered to undergraduate students. The interest rate is fixed. The six-month deferment applies only to repayment on the principal. Interest accrues when the loan is disbursed. Students are mailed quarterly interest statements at which time they may elect to pay the interest.

Federal Direct PLUS Loan

Parents may borrow up to the cost of education, minus any financial aid received, for each dependent undergraduate student. The interest rate is fixed. Repayment on principle and interest begins when the loan is disbursed, however deferment options are available.

Maryland State Scholarship Program

The Maryland Higher Education Commission offers several need-based scholarships and grants for Maryland residents. The scholarships and grants most frequently awarded to Hood students include, but are not limited to, the Educational Assistance Grant, the Guaranteed Access Grant, Senatorial Scholarship and Delegate Scholarship. In order to be considered for a Maryland State Scholarship, a student must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1. Some state scholarships may have additional application requirements. Please check with the Maryland Higher Education Commission-Student Financial Assistance at 800-974-0203 or www.mhec.state.md.us.

Veterans’ Educational Benefits

Hood College serves as a liaison/informational resource to veterans by providing Veterans Administration forms and certifying military students for benefits. To initiate or continue benefits, veterans must contact the Registrar’s Office, 301-696-3616, at the beginning of each semester to complete the required paperwork, in compliance with the policies and procedures established by the registrar and the Veterans Administration. Information and application forms may be obtained from the Registrar’s Office located on the second floor of the Joseph Henry Apple Academic Resource Center.

Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirements for Financial Aid (SAP)

Process Overview and Responsibilities 

In accordance with the U.S. Department of Education, the Office of Financial Aid at Hood College monitors undergraduate and graduate students after the spring semester each academic year for successful completion of satisfactory academic progress (SAP) standards. For financial aid eligibility, terms are defined as fall, spring and summer. All students are measured on qualitative (grade-based) and quantitative (time-based) standards. Students who fail to meet SAP standards are not eligible for any financial aid unless an appeal is granted. Students who fail to meet SAP standards can only appeal one time and change their major one time. 

Programs affected by not meeting SAP standards include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Direct Loans (Subsidized and Unsubsidized), Federal Plus Loans, Federal SEOG, Federal Work Study, state grants and scholarships, and institutional scholarships.

Qualitative Standards (Grade-based)

Qualitative standards measure a student’s quality of performance in terms of GPA, including basic skills courses (reading, writing, mathematics). 

Each semester a student must meet the following cumulative GPA standard:

Total Hours Attempted 

 Minimum GPA Requirement

 1-25

1.50 GPA 

 26-38

1.60 GPA 

 39-50

1.70 GPA 

 51-63

1.90 GPA 

 64-124

2.00 GPA 

In order to graduate, a student must have a minimum GPA of 2.0. If a student fails to meet the above GPA requirements, he/she will be suspended from financial aid but will have the opportunity to submit an appeal. 

Quantitative Standards (time-based also referred to as PACE)

In order to maintain financial aid eligibility, the U.S. Department of Education requires a student to successfully complete 67% of the credits for which he/she attempted as shown in the example below:

Hood College Office of Financial Aid calculates the pace at which you are progressing in your SAP academic plan by dividing the cumulative number of credits you have successfully completed by the cumulative number of credits you have attempted. All periods of enrollment count when assessing quantitative standards, even periods in which the student did not receive financial aid. 

Pace=Cumulative number of credits that you have successfully completed

  Cumulative number of credits that you have attempted

Unsatisfactory grades of F, INC, AU, F, S and U do not count as completed courses but will count as attempted credits. In addition, repeated coursework is counted as attempted hours for financial aid eligibility. Students can only receive financial aid for a passed course one additional time. If the student registers for a previously passed course the third time, the course is ineligible for financial aid. Students are eligible up to 30 attempted hours for basic skills courses (reading, writing, mathematics) which are not counted in the quantitative standards. If a student exceeds 30 attempted hours without successful completion, the student becomes ineligible for financial aid and must pay for those courses prior to continuing at Hood College. 

Transfer credits that count toward the student’s current program count as attempted and completed for financial aid eligibility. 

Quantitative Standards (maximum timeframe)

Students must be making progress toward a degree. To quantify academic progress, Hood College must set a maximum timeframe in which you are expected to finish a program. A student must complete his/her program of study within 150% of the length of the program. If a student needs additional time to complete the degree, the student may submit an appeal for financial aid. Students at Hood College are expected to complete 124 credit hours to earn an undergraduate degree. Students are eligible to receive financial aid up to 186 attempted hours at Hood College (not including 30 credit hours for basic skills courses). If additional time is needed, students can submit an appeal to the Director of Financial Aid.


Financial Aid Suspension

Students are placed on financial aid suspension if they do not meet one or both of the SAP standards.  Hood College monitors SAP annually at the end of spring semester and students are notified accordingly.  Students are not given a warning period since the process is monitored once per academic year.  Students have the option to appeal for financial aid once they are on suspension.  

Appeals Process

Students on financial aid suspension may appeal in writing to the Director of Financial Aid.  Appeals must be submitted by July 1 in order to review for the upcoming fall semester.  Students must provide in writing the extenuating circumstance(s) why SAP was not made and submit any supporting documentation.  The student must state how the situation has changed and what action will be taken in order to meet SAP standards at the next evaluation period (end of spring semester).  If the appeal is for maximum timeframe, the Director of Financial Aid may request the student to submit an academic plan signed by his/her advisor.  The Director of Financial Aid will notify the student if such documentation is needed for the appeal. 

The Director of Financial Aid will review the appeal and notify the student in writing within ten business days of the decision.  All decisions made by the Director of Financial Aid are final. 

If the appeal is granted, students will be placed on financial aid probation for one semester and are expected to improve their SAP status by the end of the semester probation is granted.  If, at that time, the student does not meet SAP standards, the student will be suspended from financial aid with no opportunity to appeal.  If the student is successful, the student will be removed from probation and placed in good standing for financial aid eligibility.  In order to be successful, the student must meet cumulative GPA standards and maintain a 67% cumulative passing rate.  If the student is placed on academic plan and is following the plan, the student shall remain on probation until program completion and will be eligible for financial aid.

Merit Scholarships

Hood College has developed an extensive merit scholarship program that recognizes outstanding achievement and/or demonstrated talent and accomplishment in leadership, research, community service or writing. Students admitted to Hood are considered for merit scholarships at the time of admission. Some scholarships, however, are awarded through an interview process involving our Faculty Scholarship Committee.

Each year, Hood College awards more than $5 million in merit-based scholarships. Merit-based scholarships range from $2,000 to full-tuition.

From time to time, an individual student-applicant may qualify for consideration in more than one scholarship category. In such a case, the highest scholarship amount will take precedence in Hood’s awarding process. All are limited up to eight semesters.

Students are notified of yearly renewal criteria, including minimum grade point average, upon receipt of their financial aid award letter.

  • Hodson Trust Academic Scholarship —awarded to incoming full-time first-year students who have the highest academic profiles and have shown leadership in school and community activities. A separate application and interview are required.
  • Hodson -Gilliam Scholarship —awarded to incoming full-time first-year students from ethnic backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in higher education. Applicants must have demonstrated high academic achievement. A separate application and interview are required.
  • Presidential Scholarship —awarded to incoming full-time first-year students with exceptional academic and extracurricular leadership.
  • Trustee Scholarship— awarded to incoming full-time first-year students with demonstrated academic ability and leadership in school and community activities.
  • Dean’s Scholarship —awarded to incoming first-year students with strong records of academic performance and extracurricular involvement. These students show the potential to contribute to classroom activities and the Hood College community.
  • Achievement Award —awarded to incoming full-time first-year students with demonstrated financial need who have the potential to succeed academically and have demonstrated leadership, commitment to community service and/or demonstrated talent.
  • Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship —awarded to incoming full-time transfer students who are Phi Theta Kappa members and have earned an A.A. or A.S. degree. Must be a Phi Theta Kappa member at the time of admission.
  • Joseph Henry Apple Transfer Scholarship —awarded to incoming full-time transfer students who have demonstrated academic achievement.
  • Martha E. Church Transfer Scholarship —awarded to incoming full-time transfer students who have demonstrated academic achievement..
  • Henry Irvin Stahr Transfer Scholarship —awarded to incoming full-time transfer students who have demonstrated academic achievement..
  • Andrew G. Truxal Transfer Scholarship —awarded to incoming full-time transfer students who have demonstrated academic achievement..
  • Randle Elliot Transfer Scholarship —awarded to incoming full-time transfer students who have demonstrated academic achievement.
  • Shirley D. Peterson Transfer Scholarship —awarded to incoming full-time transfer students who have demonstrated academic achievement.
  • Ross Prichard PTK Merit Transfer Scholarship —awarded to incoming full-time transfer students who have demonstrated academic achievement.
  • Hood Heritage Scholarship —awarded to full-time, first year, traditional-age, undergraduate students who are children or grandchildren of a Hood alumna or alumnus. 
  • Legacy Scholarship —awarded to full-time, first year and first time transfer students whose parents earned a graduate degree from Hood College. 
  • Alumnae Scholarship —awarded to incoming full-time first-year students or transfer students who are referred to admission by a Hood College alumnae or alumni.

Scholarships and Awards

Endowed scholarships, annual scholarships, prizes and awards are awarded according to the criteria of each scholarship, prize and award.

Endowed Undergraduate Scholarships

The Allegheny Power Scholarship

The Carol Lumb Allen ’59 and Caroline Finkenbinder Lumb ’30 Scholarship

The Martha Shortiss Allen ’59 Scholarship Fund

The W.A. Lantz and the Bertha McCall, Class of 1906, Alumnae Scholarship

The Marycatherine Anthony ’74 Scholarship

The Marguerite L. and William G. Baker Scholarship Fund*

The Alice McCusker Barnard ’23 Scholarship

The Mary Hendershot Bastian ’50 Scholarship

The Mariana Main Beachley ’36 Scholarship

The Sue and Ross Benitez Scholarship

The Mary Louise Hester Bennett ’30 and Elizabeth Bennett Wiegand ’60 Scholarship Fund

The Nettie C. Bentley ’28 Music Scholarship

The Muriel Binder ’33 and Mildred K. Binder ’40 Scholarship

The Christine Moyer Bloom ’22 Scholarship

The Board of Associates 50th Anniversary Endowed Fund for Student Scholarships

The Betty Bruce Borgerding ’35 Scholarship Fund

The Frances Good Crilly Bowers ’27 Music Scholarship Fund

The Olive L. Bowlin ’19 Endowed Scholarship

The William H. Browning, Jr. Community Scholarship

The Chug Scholarship

The Martha E. Church H’95 Scholarship Fund for International Students

The Walter and Eleanor Church Endowed Scholarship*

The Rhea Robinson Claggett ’36 and Mariamne Claggett Vickery ’80 Scholarship

The Class of 1932 Scholarship

The Class of 1948 Endowed Scholarship

The Class of 1962 Endowed Scholarship

The Class of 1967 Memorial Scholarship

The Class of 1969 Scholarship*

The Class of 1976 Endowed Scholarship

The Class of 1977 Scholarship

The Class of 1978 Scholarship

The Class of 1979 Scholarship

The Class of 1980 Scholarship

The Class of 1982 Scholarship

The Class of 1984 Endowed Scholarship

The Class of 1985 Scholarship

The M. Virginia Coblentz ’33 Scholarship

The Edison H. and Daphne B. Cramer Scholarship

The Virginia M. Crist Scholarship

The Katharine E. Cutshall ’24 Scholarship

The Laura and Theodore Deforest Scholarship Fund

The Delaplaine Foundation Inc. Scholarship Fund

The Judge Edward S. Delaplaine Scholarship

The Robert E. and Ruth M. Delaplaine Scholarship

The William T. and Janie Quynn Delaplaine Scholarship

The Dona Ditty Memorial Scholarship

The J. William and Sarah Thomas Drenning ’49 Scholarship*

The Nancy Hill Drew ’58 Scholarship*

The Dyer Work Award

The Elfin-Kawecki Scholarship Fund*

The F. Virginia Ellis ’39 Scholarship Fund

The Helen Kirk Deputy Ellis ’27 and Mary Ellen Deputy Fowler ’33 Foreign Language Scholarship Fund

The Esselen Family Scholarship Fund

The Evangelical and Reformed Church Scholarships

The Sally Conrad Fauntleroy Scholarship (In Expression)

The Karen Louise Fisher ’77 Scholarship

The Stella Elizabeth Ziegler Foley ’28 Scholarship Fund

The Jennifer Frantz ’97 Scholarship Fund

The Frederick Female Seminary Scholarship

The Margaret R. Geiser Memorial Scholarship Fund

The General Endowed Scholarship

The Giles Scholarship

The M. Fredrica Godshalk, M.D. ’65 Scholarship Fund*

The Griesemer Scholarship

The Gloria M. Grossnickle Scholarship Fund

The Ann Coulter Hancock ’40 Scholarship Fund

The Julia Etchison Hanna ’19 Scholarship

The Anne Keet Hanson ’34 Scholarship

The Virginia Shaver Harshman ’41 Scholarship Fund

The William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship

The Lizzie S. Heckle Scholarship

The Albert & Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation Scholarship*

The Carol Schulthess Hires ’68 Scholarship

The Hodson Foundation Scholarship

The Hodson Trust Academic Scholarship

The Hodson-Gilliam Scholarship

The Nettie McCardell Hoffmeier Scholarship

The H.G. and Lula K. Hoke Scholarship

The Arlene Utz Hollinger ’37 Scholarship

The Carolyn Tillou Holran ’60 Scholarship

The Hood College Fathers’ Club Scholarship

The J. Harold Hooper Scholarship

The Sharon I. Hooper ’58 Scholarship

The Nancy Hoskins Houston ’51 Scholarship

The Richard Hudnut Scholarship

The Josephine Thompson Hunger ’40 Scholarship

The Huttle Scholarship

The Janice R. Hylen ’78 Memorial Scholarship

The Dorothy Richardson Jones ’31 Scholarship Fund

The Dean Mary Frear Keeler Scholarship

The Miriam W. Kelly ’34 Scholarship

The Joan Kempthorne ’54 Scholarship

The Carrie M. Kerschner Memorial Scholarship

The Kurbyweit Scholarship*

The John N. Land Scholarship Fund

The Elizabeth Ruth Langert ’38 Scholarship

The Louis A. Langie Jr. and Sally Weaver Langie ’51 Scholarship

The Latrobe-Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Scholarship

The Charles A. and Helen Titzel Lauffer Scholarship

The Lillian Zeigler Lavetan ’18 Scholarships

The Adele Edmunds Levering ’14 Scholarship

The Frederick Weir Levering Scholarship

The Margaret Loudon Lewis Scholarship

The Bert S. and Mary H. Lewis Memorial Scholarship

The Charles J. Little Scholarship

The Arthur H. Long, Sr. and Lois Long Harley ’45 Family Scholarship

The Lonza Bioscience Scholarship

The Janet B. Loudon Scholarship Fund

The Mary and Daniel Loughran Scholarship

The Lowe-Bitler Scholarship

The Evelyn Barrick Mahoney ’34 Scholarship

The William Markow Music Scholarship Fund at Hood College

The Esther Taylor Marshall ’35 Scholarship Fund

The Timothy S. May Scholarship

The Susan McAlpine ’47 and Margaret McAlpine ’46 Scholarship

The William A. McCarty, Jr. and Elinor F. Herndon McCarty ’60 Scholarship

The McCullagh McCutcheon Scholarship Fund

The McCurdy Scholarship

The Paul F. Mehl Memorial Scholarship

The John D. Meyer Scholarship

The Nettie Morton Miller Scholarship*

The Lorie Harris Morrell ’84 Scholarship

The Morrow Scholarship Endowment

The Margaret J. and John C. Motter Scholarship

The Mullison Scholarship Fund

The Kathleen A. and Charles F. Murphy Scholarship

The Margaret S. Neely Hood Scholarship

The Wayne C. Neely Hood Scholarship

The Eleanor MacMillan Nelson ’32 Scholarship

The Elisabeth Farber Neubauer ’45 Scholarship

The New York Times Scholarship

The Kathryn Zimmerman Nicodemus H’05 Music Scholarship

The Stephanie Lundy Normann ’56 Scholarship

The Ines M. Oertel ’96 and Carsten Oertel Scholarship*

The J. Edward and Jessie Spielman Omwake Scholarship

The George W. and Edith Osmun ’18 Scholarship

The J. Elyse Pade ’54 Scholarship

The Elizabeth Walton Paiste ’32 and Ethel Hobson Auf Der Heyde ’32 Scholarship Fund

The Audrey Field Parrott Endowment for the Language Arts*

The Benjamine Cawley Parrott Endowment for the Sciences*

The Nancy Freeman Patterson ’53 Scholarship Fund

The Elizabeth Peters - Barbara Michaels Scholarship Fund

The Shirley D. Peterson Scholarship Fund

The Beryl Pfizer ’49 Scholarship Fund for Theatre Minors

The Margaret Jones Pollack ’49 Scholarship

The Sylvia F. Porter H’58 Scholarship

The Octavia M. Power ’30 Endowed Scholarship

The Dorothy E. Pugh ’58 Scholarship

The James B. Ranck Memorial Scholarship

The Nora Roberts Foundation Scholarship

The Andy Rooney Scholarship in Writing*

The Harry A. Rosenfeld Scholarship

The Charlotte Snyder Rupner ’18 Scholarship

The Margaret Russell ’42 Scholarship

The Gretchen Howe Russo ’63 Scholarship*

The Patricia Feiser Sanner ’38 Science Scholarship Fund

The Myrtle Annis Scott Scholarship

The Kimberly Ann Servedio ’99 Memorial Scholarship

The Elizabeth Ann Seton Education Scholarship

The Helen Burton Shelton ’40 Scholarship

The Lori A. G. Shipley ’97 Endowed Scholarship Fund*

The Alfred P. and Patricia A. Shockley Scholarship

The Alice Smith ’33 Scholarship

The M.E. Smith Scholarship

The Ruth Yost Snyder ’36 and Lehman J. Snyder Scholarship

The Dr. and Mrs. Alexander Solosko Scholarship

The John G. and Beulah Munshower Sommer ’44 Computer Scholarship

The William H. Sprigg Applied Music Scholarship

The Henry I. Stahr Scholarship

The Glenna May and John Hedges Staley Scholarship

The Eleanor C. Stanley and Kenneth N. Stanley Scholarship Fund

The Frances Steckel Music Scholarship

The Virginia Geddert Stone ’40 Scholarship

The Louise Kling Tefft ’37 Scholarship Fund*

The Helen Kelly Terwilliger ’27 and Edith M. Kelly Terwilliger Scholarship

The Clyde E. and Julia E. Thomas ’14 Scholarship

The G. Frank Thomas Foundation Scholarship

The Mr. and Mrs. Jacob L. Thomas and Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Mullen Scholarship

The Dr. William H. Thomas and Bradley Barrick Thomas ’41 Scholarship

The Andrew G. Truxal Scholarship in Sociology Fund

The Van Wert Scholarship Fund*

The Mr. and Mrs. William H. Vanderford Scholarship

The L. Marie VanHise ’49 Scholarship

The Pearl Walker ’32 Scholarship in Mathematics

The Oliver C. and Carrie E. Warehime and the Alexander D. and Dorothy Warehime Lewis ’17 Scholarship

The Louise A. Weagly ’30 Scholarship Fund

The Wehler Family Scholarship

The Aldan T. Weinberg Scholarship Fund*

The Sarah Patton Weinberger ’32 Scholarship

The Philip and Janis Miller Wertheimer ’29 Scholarship Fund

The Dr. Olivia G. White Scholarship Fund*

The Olive Wagner Wilt ’26 Memorial Scholarship

The Women’s Guild Scholarship

The Nora E. Yost ’17 Scholarship

The W. Meredith and Helen Brown Young ’35 Scholarship

* Not currently available for award

Annual Undergraduate Scholarships

The Achievement Fund

The H.K. Alwine Scholarship

The Barnes & Noble Textbook Scholarship

The Roscoe G. Bartlett Scientific Scholarship Fund

The Audrey Pressler Bauman ’43 Scholarship Fund*

The Dr. Regena C. Beck ’17 Scholarship                                          

The Board of Associates Leadership Fund

The Alden E. and Harriet K. Fisher Scholarship

The Bernard Gerrard Fund for "Mature" Students at Hood College*

The Ardine and Phyllis Gorden Applied Music Scholarship

The Hood College Ring Scholarship

The Roy Jorgensen Associates, Inc. Annual Scholarship

The Dorothy Rost Kretzer ’53 Scholarship

The Hilda C. Landers Scholarship

The Loats Foundation Scholarships

The McCardell Family Scholarship Fund

The Charles and Kathryn Nicodemus Annual Scholarship Fund

The Presidential Leadership Scholarships

The Vincent and Alice Riordan Scholarship

The Nora Roberts Foundation Scholarship in Nursing

The Fred Schenkel Scholarship Fund

The George L. Shields Foundation, Inc. Scholarship for Nursing

The F. Lawrence and Shirley J. Silbernagel Scholarship

The Hood College Waltersdorf Henson Scholarship

The Ruth Whitaker Holmes ’55 and Portia Whitaker Shumaker ’55 Science Scholarship

The Raymond R. and Margaret M. Zimmerman ’22 Music Scholarship

* Not currently available for award

Undergraduate Prizes and Awards

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs Leadership Award

The Leah B. Allen Award in Astronomy

The American Institute of Chemists Foundation Award

The Elizabeth Yourtee Anderson ’82 History Prize

The Art Club of Frederick Prize

The Art Department Alumnae Award

The Art Department Faculty Award

The Beta Beta Beta Award

The Biology Faculty Award

The Blue and Grey Editorial Award

The James R. Boston Prize

The Elizabeth B. Bower Prize

The Dr. Martha M. Briney ’35, H’78 Honor Scholarship

The Bromer Peace Prize

The Grace N. Brown ’25 Prize in Mathematics

The Patricia Bucheimer Piano Prize

The Dana Cable Community Service Award in Psychology

The Larry T. Campbell Memorial Prize

The Julia Holzapfel Carhart ’30 Prizes in Mathematics

The Catherine Filene Shouse Career Center and Office of Service Learning Distinguished Intern Award

The Chemistry Achievement Award

The Martha E. Church H’95 Prize for Leadership and Service

The Class of 1988 Volunteer Behind the Scenes Award

The Janice E. Cole Scholarship

The Janice E. Cole Writing Prize

The Computer Science Undergraduate Achievement Award

The Computer Science Faculty Prize

The Computer Science Chair’s Fund Prize

The Frances C. Cutujian Prize

The Joseph E. Dahms Community Service Award

The Emily Myers Davis ’43 Prize

The Department of Chemistry and Physics Faculty Award

The Department of Economics and Business Administration Book Prize

The Department of Economics and Business Administration Leadership Prize

The Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures Award

The Johanna Chait Essex ’53 Prize in Early Childhood Education

The Exceptional Achievement Award in Psychology

The Margaret P. Ford Honor Scholarship

The Elaine Adrienne Gates Memorial Prize in Studio Art

The German Embassy Prize

The Raymond L. and Louise K. Gillard Prize

The Godman Prize in French*

The Ardine and Phyllis Gorden Music Scholar Prize

The Ardine and Phyllis Gorden Musical Talent Prize

The Suzanne Gottert ’68 Prize in Art

The Dr. Ruth Esther Griffith Biology Award

The Edenia Guillermo Award

The Shirley Conner Hardinge ’44 Prize

The Maureen Kelly Hess ’81 Prize

The Hood College Choir Award

The Hood College Retailing Club Prize

The C. May Hudson Prize

The Francis G. Hugo Prize in Psychology

The Hypatia Mathematics/Science Education Prize

The Dr. Robert Kaufmann German Prize

The Mary Ann Kerins Humanitarian Award

The George G. Kleinspehn Honor Scholarship

The Margaret Louise Kleist Prize

The Dr. Henry P. and M. Page Laughlin Administrative Achievement Award

The Dr. Henry P. and M. Page Laughlin Faculty Professional Achievement Award

The Dr. Henry P. and M. Page Laughlin Student Award

The Law and Society Prize

The E. Louise Leonard Prize

The Virginia E. Lewis Best Paper Award

The Virginia E. Lewis Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Political Science

The Logic Prize

The Marion MacPhail Prize

The Marie A. Markow Excellence in Music Prize

The Maryland Section of the American Chemical Society Prize

The Jane D. McCarrell Prize

The Helen McCullagh McCutcheon ’14 Prize

The Charlotte A. Moran ’57 Prize

The Music Department Special Award in Applied Music

The Wayne C. Neely Prize

The John and Janet Nunn ’61 French Prize

The Vesta Hoffman Osler ’30 Chemistry Award

The Outstanding Arabic Student Award

The Outstanding Intermediate Arabic Award

The Outstanding Research Contribution Award in Psychology

The Park-Dorff Award

The Florence A. Pastore Memorial Prize

The George C. Pearson Prize

The Phi Alpha Theta Award in History

The Pi Mu Epsilon Book Prize

The Hildegarde Pilgram ’31 Book Prize

The James B. Ranck Book Prize in American History

The George E. Randall Award for Excellence in Journalism

The Mary Ellen Randolph Prize

The Anna Louise Remsen ’33 Prize in Art

The Mary Margaret Rose Award

The Rouse Graduate Scholarship

The Linda Scott Outstanding Mentorship Award in Psychology

The SGA Student Leader of the Year Award

The Esther E. Shaw Award

The Sidney Silverman Award

The Linda Mae Snapp Memorial Award in Nursing

The William Sprigg Prize

The Margaret Condron Sterner ’39 Scholarship

The Charles E. Tressler Distinguished Teacher Award

The Charles E. Tressler Outstanding Student Award

The Alyce T. Weinberg Honor Scholarship

The Adrianne Wells ’04 Social Work Student of the Year Award

The White Blazer Award

The Elizabeth Leiby Wood ’38 Prize

The Linda Wyatt ’68 and Marleen Spriggs ’69 Award in African American Studies

*Not currently available for award

Lecture and Performance Funds

The Dana G. Cable Memorial Thanatology Lecture Series Fund

The Homer W. Carhart H’07 Guest Pianist Fund

The Ceramic Arts Visiting Artist Fund

The James M. Etchison Summer Chamber Music Trust

The Ardine and Phyllis Gorden Concert Fund

The William J. and Wilma M. Haines Lecture Fund in Biomedi­cal Ethics at Hood College

The Hanson Lecture Series

The Hood College Management Lecture Series Fund

The Jean Royer Kohr ’62 Memorial Lectureship

The Miss Grace Lippy Endowed Science Lecture Fund

The Charlotte Moran ’57 Foreign Language Visiting Scholar and Lecturer Fund

The Pade Lectureship and Perfor­mance Fund

The Randall Family Endowed Chamber Music Concert Series Fund

The Nora Roberts Foundation Writer-in-Residence Program

The Silverman Young Artists Concert Fund

The Hadley Tremaine Lecture Fund

Research and Support Funds

The Barrett Advertising Child Development Center Scholarship Fund

The Martha E. Church H’95 Center for Leadership and Service Endowed Fund

The Class of 1957 Endowment

The Class of 1983 Child Develop­ment Lab Fund

The Class of 1986 Endowed Fund

The Class of 1987 Endowed Fund

The Class of 1991 Film Series

The Computer Science Enhance­ment Fund

The Gale Heather Demarest Class of 1962 Low Interest Loan Fund

The Anne Derbes Art Outreach Fund*

The Nancy Salzman Ebert ’57 Education Technical Learning Laboratory

The First Generation Student Center

The Shirley Conner Hardinge ’44 Center for Global Studies

The Hodson Faculty Fellowships

The Hoffberger Endowed Honors Program

The Huntsinger Art History Travel Fund

The E. Louise Leonard Language Lab Fund

The McCardell Professional De­velopment Grants Endowed Fund

The McHenry Chaplain Fund

The Miller Greenhouse Endowment

The Grace Lampe Morrison ’25 Endowment

The National Endowment for the Humanities Challenge

The Betsy Radey Pancelli ’49 Memorial Research Fund

The Beryl Pfizer ’49 Endowed Theatre Production and Program­ming Fund

The Onica Prall Child Develop­ment Lab School 75th Anniversary Fund

The Second Century Foundation Student Grants

The John M. Stadlbauer Chemis­try Department Instrument Fund

The Summer Research Institute Grants

The Tambor Bay School Fund

The Tidball Center Endowment Fund

The Tischer Endowed Funds

The Williams Observatory Fund

The Phebe Zimmerman Endow­ment Fund

* Not currently available for award

Chairs and Professorships

The Beneficial Chair in Economics

The Giles Chair in Early Child­hood Education

The Hodson Trust Professorship in Nursing

The KBE Head Tennis Coach Fund*

The Mildred Brown Lefferts Endowed Chair Fund

The Virginia E. Lewis Chair in Political Science

The Sophia M. Libman National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Professorship

The McHenry Dean of the Chapel

The Eleanor S. Pearson Professor Fund

The Hildegarde Pilgram Chair in History

The Andrew G. Truxal Chair of Economics and Sociology

The Whitaker Chair in Chemistry

* Not currently available for award

Reduced Tuition Opportunities

Hood offers several opportunities for reduced tuition, including programs for older citizens and Hood alumnae and alumni.

Encore Program

The Encore Program enables Hood alumnae and alumni who hold a B.A. or B.S. from Hood to take undergraduate courses at one-half tuition.

Family Tuition Plan

When two or more members of the same family are enrolled at Hood College, the Family Tuition Plan provides an annual grant of $2,000 (to be divided equally between the fall and spring semesters) to the second member of the family.  A family is defined as a parent, dependent child and/or dependent child’s sibling.  Under the Family Tuition Plan, both members of the family must be enrolled as full-time traditional undergraduate students.

All students admitted under the Family Tuition Plan must meet the regular admissions standards of the College, as appropriate.  The Family Tuition Plan applies to tuition only and does not apply to the board or other fees.

Renewal Not Retirement

Hood’s Renewal Not Retirement (RNR) program offers persons 60 years of age or older the opportunity to audit undergraduate courses. Studio and lab courses, practicums and self-directed study courses are not available for audit.