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Financing Your Education

The Graduate School at Hood College offers a great education at an affordable tuition and a number of ways to pay for graduate coursework:

Employer payment plans

Many employers offer education reimbursement programs that may pay for some or all of employees' tuition. Information about those programs is available through employers' Human Resources offices. Hood College has also developed special payment plans with two school districts. Frederick County Public Schools teachers and staff may be eligible for the Direct Pay Tuition Plan. Teachers in the Montgomery County Public Schools Hood Educational Leadership cohort programs may take advantage of the special MCPS Plan.


Funded by the American Medical Device Association, a competitive Regulatory Compliance scholarship is available to students pursuing a Regulatory Compliance certificate or a Regulatory Compliance concentration in the MBA and Biomedical Sciences programs. The Afghan Friends Network has funded the Afghan Women's Scholarship earmarked specifically for graduate study and is awarded to two Afghan women who apply and are admitted to one of five graduate programs at Hood College: Biomedical Science, Environmental Biology, Computer Science, Information Technology or Management of Information Technology.

Graduate assistantships and workships

Hood College offers a number of graduate assistantships that provide tuition and stipends for teaching and/or research assistance. Workships that provide partial tuition remission are available in academics, athletics and student life. Information on available workships and the application process can be found at on the Graduate Assistantships and Workships page.

Federal financial aid

The federal government offers aid packages to assist U.S. citizens in pursuing master's degree programs. Hood's Financial Aid office provides more detailed information on how to apply for federal aid.

Hood College tuition payment plan

This payment plan allows students to pay a semester's tuition and fees over a four- or five-month period. Monthly payments are deducted from a checking or savings account or by credit card. All registration is done online at

Veterans benefits

Hood College provides services to veterans and dependents of veterans eligible for veterans' educational benefits, including the Yellow Ribbon Scholarship Program. Information about veterans' benefits is available through the Registrar's office.