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Undergraduate Tuition and Financial Aid


Tuition, Fees and Other Charges for the 2011-2012 Academic Year

Refer to Tuition and Fees at for future pricing information.
All fees listed are per semester.

Tuition - 12 to 18.5 credit hours  $ 15,310       $ 15,310  
Room - Shared  $ 2,715     
Room - Single  $ 2,985     
Room - Apartment   $ 2,480    
Board - Unlimited
(required of first-year students)
 $ 2,480    
Board - 15-meal plan   $ 2,415     
Board - 10-meal plan   $ 2,350     
Board - Commuter meal plan     $715  
Comprehensive Fee    $ 220  $ 220 
Tuition per credit hour  $885     
Audit Fee per credit hour  $440     
Comprehensive Fee   $145     
Comprehensive fee per term   $88    
Hood Start  $140 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 or by calling the Accounting Office at (301) 696-3609.

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  Tuition 
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  Tuition  
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 web at: 

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 Stafford 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 Stafford Loan —A non-need-based student loan program offered to undergraduate and graduate 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 Scholar- ship. 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 

Veterans’ Educational Benefits —Veterans’ Educational Benefits—Hood College serves as a liaison/informational resource to veterans by providing Veterans Administration forms and certifying eligibility status, and is a Yellow Ribbon-participating institution. Veterans must contact the Registrar’s Office at the beginning of each semester to complete the necessary paperwork required to initiate or continue benefits, 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 in the Joseph Henry Apple Academic Resource Center.

Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirements for Financial Aid (SAP)

Students are expected to maintain a record of academic achievement that will enable them to graduate in a reasonable time period. Undergraduate students receiving financial aid at Hood College of any type (federal, state, institutional and/or outside scholarships/grants) must demonstrate both qualitatively and quantitatively the ability to do satisfactory academic work and to progress measurably toward a degree. This is in addition to any renewal criteria required for specific state, institutional or other outside awards.

Federal regulations require the Financial Aid office to monitor students’ (undergraduate and graduate) academic progress at the end of each academic year. This is to ensure that students receiving funds are successfully progressing through their program of study. At the end of the spring semester of each academic year, the Financial Aid Office evaluates the academic progress of each student receiving financial aid according to the standards set forth below by the College. This evaluation determines a student’s eligibility to receive financial assistance in the next academic year. In addition, at the end of both the fall and spring semesters, the registrar reviews the qualitative academic progress of all degree-seeking students to determine the eligibility for continued enrollment at Hood College.

Student’s academic progress is measured using minimum cumulative grade point average (C.G.P.A.) and a maximum timeframe standard that measures the percentage of credit hours earned which is at least 67% of credit hours attempted. To determine the percentage, the number of credits earned is divided by the number of credits attempted. For example, a student attempts 18 credit hours for the semester; in order to meet SAP requirements, he/she must earn at least 12 credit hours (12 divided by 18).

Students are considered to be making satisfactory progress toward degree completion for financial aid purposes by adhering to the following standards in the following evaluation periods which is at the end of the spring semester of each academic year:

 First/Second 67% 1.70
 Third/Fourth 67% 2.00
 Fifth/Sixth  67% 2.00
Seventh/Eighth 67% 2.00
All Subsequent Semesters 67% 2.00

The maximum time frame in which a student is expected to complete his or her degree is 150 percent of the published length of the program measured in academic credits. Students will become ineligible for any type of financial aid after attempting 186 credits. For an undergraduate program, the time frame cannot exceed 150 percent of the published length of the program measured in credit hours attempted. For example, the published length of an undergraduate academic program is 124 credi186 (124 ×1.5) attempted credit hours.

Additional Degree/Dual Degree

The maximum time frame in which a student is expected to complete their degree is 150 percent of the published length of the program measured in academic credits for a student pursuing an additional degree or enrolled in a dual degree program.

Transfer Credits

Transfer credits and/or credits for prior learning given at the time of enrollment will be counted in the total number of credits attempted. During the course of enrollment, a student may transfer credits earned at outside institutions, however, the credits will apply only for meeting the maximum timeframe standard.

Treatment of W, INC, AU, F, S and U Grades and Repeated Coursework

  • Course withdrawals (W) after the drop/add period are not included in the G.P.A. calculation, but are considered a noncompletion of attempted coursework.
  • Incomplete (INC) grades are not included in the G.P.A. calculation but are considered a noncompletion of attempted coursework until the incomplete grade is replaced with a permanent grade and academic progress can be reevaluated.
  • An audit (AU) grade is not considered attempted coursework. It is not included in the G.P.A. calculation or completion rate determination.
  • A satisfactory (S) grade is treated as attempted credits earned, but it is not included in the G.P.A. calculation.
  • An unsatisfactory (U) grade is treated as attempted credits that are not earned, but it is not included in the G.P.A. calculation.
  • A failing grade (F) is treated as attempted credits not earned; it will be included in the calculation of the G.P.A. and the minimum completion rate.
  • All grades earned for a repeated course will be included in the calculation of the G.P.A. and every repeated attempt will be included in the completion rate determination.

Financial Aid Probation

Students are placed on financial aid probation if they do not meet one or both of the SAP standards. Students placed in this status may continue to receive financial aid but are expected to improve their academic standing (CGPA) and/or maximum timeframe progress so that the standards of SAP are met by the end of the next evaluation period, which is the end of the spring semester of each academic year.

Financial Aid Suspension

If at the end of the probationary period the student still does not meet the standards set forth in this policy, eligibility to receive financial aid of any type will be suspended. Students who fail to meet the maximum timeframe toward completion of their degree within 186 attempted credits will have their financial aid canceled.

Reinstatement of Aid after Financial Suspension

Reinstatement of financial aid after a student is placed on suspension is achieved as follows:

  • The student submits a written letter of appeal in accordance with the appeals process and the Financial Aid Appeals Committee grants the appeal. The student is placed on financial aid probation for the semester rather than on suspension; or
  • The student attends Hood College during the suspension semester, pays for tuition and fees without the help of student aid and does well enough in the coursework to satisfy all the satisfactory academic progress standards. The student must notify the Office of Financial Aid if they are planning to attend Hood College without the assistance of financial aid; or
  • The student may attend summer school to eliminate the deficiency in credits or G.P.A. The student must notify the Office of Financial Aid if they are planning to take classes during the summer to eliminate the deficiency. Students cannot take classes at another institution to resolve a G.P.A deficiency. Classes must be taken at Hood College.

A student whose eligibility has been suspended may regain eligibility at the end of any term after which they meet the above criteria.

Students who have been placed on suspension cannot skip a semester and regain eligibility. No financial aid will be disbursed during subsequent semesters for students on suspension.

Appeals Process

Appeals of financial aid suspension must be made in writing to the director of financial aid by the date specified in the suspension notification letter.

The appeal letter must address the extenuating circumstance(s) why satisfactory academic progress was not made, why the extenuating circumstance(s) has changed, as well as an outlined plan of corrective action for future academic success. Extenuating circumstances can include, but is not limited to, illness or injury; death of a family member; family difficulties; interpersonal problems with friends, roommate, significant others; difficulty balancing work, athletics, family responsibility; or financial difficulties.

The director of financial aid will review the appeal and notify the student in writing within 10 working days whether the appeal has been accepted or denied. If the appeal has been accepted, the letter to the student will detail the academic plan of corrective action as well as require the approval of the student’s academic adviser. All decisions made by the director of financial aid are final and will not be subject to further review.

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.
  • Washington Metropolitan Scholars Award—awarded to outstanding Project Excellence students who are admitted and enroll at Hood as a full-time student.
  • 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.
  • Hood 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. The scholar- ship is limited to the student’s first year of enrollment.
  • Legacy Scholarship—awarded to full-time, first year and first time transfer students whose parents earned a graduate degree from Hood College. The scholarship is limited to the student’s first year of enrollment.
  • 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 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 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 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 Chug Scholarship 

The Martha E. Church Scholarship Fund for International Students 

The Class of 1932 Scholarship 

The Class of 1948 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 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 Ann 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 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 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 Oliver C. and Carrie E. Warehime and the Alexander D. and Dorothy Warehime Lewis ’17 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 Mary and Daniel Loughran Scholarship 

The Lowe-Bitler 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 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 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 Vincent and Alice Riordan Scholarship* 

The Nora Roberts Foundation Scholarship 

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 Elizabeth Ann Seton Education Scholarship* 

The Kimberly Ann Servedio ’99 Memorial 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 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 Rhea Robinson Claggett ’36 and Mariamne Claggett Vickery ’80 Scholarship 

The Pearl Walker ’32 Scholarship in Mathematics 

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 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 Scholarships 

The H.K. Alwine Scholarship 

The Association of Medical Diagnostics Manufacturers 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 Alden E. and Harriet K. Fisher Scholarship 

The Ardine and Phyllis Gorden Applied Music Scholarship 

The Hodson Trust Scholarship Somerset County 

The Hodson Trust Star Scholarship 

The Hood College Ring Scholarship 

The Hilda C. Landers Scholarship 

The Loats Foundation Scholarships 

The McCardell Family Scholarship Fund 

The P. Buckley Moss Award for Special Education at Hood 

The Philadelphia Hood College Club Scholarship 

The Presidential Leadership Scholarships 

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

The F. Lawrence and Shirley J. Silbernagel Scholarship 

The Hood College Waltersdorf Henson Scholarship 

The Washington Gas 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 

Prizes and Awards 

The Leah B. Allen Award in Astronomy 

The American Institute of Chemists Foundation Award 

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 Grace N. Brown ’25 Prize 

The Patricia Bucheimer Piano Prize 

The Larry T. Campbell Memorial Prize 

The Julia Holzapfel Carhart ’30 Prizes in Mathematics 

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 Book Prize 

The Computer Science Faculty Prize 

The Computer Science Chair’s Fund Prize 

The Emily Myers Davis ’43 Prize 

The Department of Chemistry and Physics Faculty Award 

The Department of Economics and Management Book Prize 

The Department of Economics and Management Leadership Prize 

The Margaret P. Ford Honor Scholarship Prize 

The Foreign Literature Prize 

The Elaine Adrienne Gates Memorial Prize in Studio Art 

The German Embassy Prize 

The Raymond L. and Louise K. Gillard Prize 

The Ardine and Phyllis Gorden Music Scholar Prize 

The Ardine and Phyllis Gorden Musical Talent Prize 

The Suzanne Gottert ’68 Prize in Art 

The Edenia Guillermo Award 

The Maureen Kelly Hess ’81 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 Outstanding Arabic Student Award 

The Outstanding Intermediate Arabic Award 

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 Hood College Retailing Club Prize 

The Mary Margaret Rose Award 

The Rouse Graduate Scholarship 

The Esther E. Shaw Award 

The Sidney Silverman Award 

The Margaret Condron Sterner ’39 Scholarship Prize 

The Charles E. Tressler Distinguished Teacher Award 

The Charles E. Tressler Outstanding Student Award 

The Alyce T. Weinberg Honor Scholarship 

The Elizabeth Leiby Wood ’38 Prize 

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

Endowed Lecture and Performance Funds 

The Dana G. Cable Memorial Thanatology Lecture Series Fund 

The Homer W. Carhart H’07 Guest Pianist Fund 

The James M. Etchison Summer Chamber Music Trust 

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

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 Endowed 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 Nancy Salzman Ebert ’57 Education Technical Learning Laboratory 

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 Summer Research Institute Grants 

The John M. Stadlbauer Chemistry Department Instrument Fund 

The Tidball Center Endowment Fund 

The Tischer Endowed Funds 

The Williams Observatory Fund 

The Phebe Zimmerman Endowment Fund 

Endowed Chairs and Professorships 

The Beneficial Chair in Economics 

The Giles Chair in Early Childhood Education 

The Hodson Trust Professorship in Nursing 

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 

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

The Family Tuition Plan enables two or more members of the same family to pay reduced tuition costs. For these purposes, a family is defined as mother, father and dependent children. Under the Family Tuition Plan, one member of the family enrolls as a full-time undergraduate student and pays full-time undergraduate tuition. Other family members enrolling at the Col- lege will receive a 25 percent reduction in tuition, graduate and undergraduate, whether they are full-time students or part-time students.

All students admitted under the Family Tuition Plan must meet the regular admission stan- dards of the College, as appropriate. The Family Tuition Plan applies to tuition only and does not apply to board or other fees. As long as one member of the family is paying full undergrad- uate tuition, the Family Tuition Plan is in effect. The Plan is also applicable to the Summer Session if one member of the family is enrolled for at least 6 credits of undergraduate study.

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-direct- ed study courses are not available for audit.