Qualified Frederick County Public School employees are now able to take advantage of a financially friendly payment plan when enrolling in graduate courses at Hood College.
Developed collaboratively by Hood’s graduate school and FCPS, the Direct Pay Tuition Plan eliminates paying tuition up front when registering for courses and then filing for reimbursement at the end of the semester. In most cases, the only out-of-pocket expenses approved FCPS employees pay are the comprehensive and lab fees.
Step One: Qualify
Submit the course request and tuition eligibility forms to the FCPS Human Resources office for approval.
Step Two: Register
Once approved, register for class(es) at Hood.
Step Three: Pay fees
Hood will invoice FCPS employees for any expenses beyond FCPS’ allowable reimbursement amount. Students who qualify for full tuition coverage from FCPS may pay as little as $100.
Step Four: Complete the course
Once students successfully complete the course(s) with a grade of “C” or better, FCPS and Hood reconcile tuition payments. Hood then sends FCPS the transcripts and sends students their course grades.
Graduate School Associate Director: Edie Steele
FCPS Coordinator: Mary Marshall