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Financial Aid

2024-25 FAFSA- is NOW available- Federal School Code 002076

New to Hood? Upload your required documents here

Continuing Undergraduate Students and Graduate Students will receive 2024-25 Financial Aid Offers via email beginning the last week of May 2024. Continuing students will not be reviewed until spring grades are confirmed. Please watch your email for updates.

Federal Student Aid will initiate pauses for the FAFSA site maintenance and updates to optimize the FAFSA experience. If you encounter a temporary pause, please check back at a later time to complete the form. Try “off-peak” times, early morning, late night. 

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the application for financial aid at Hood College and determines eligibility for grants, work study, loans and some scholarships.  The FAFSA has minor changes each year, but for 2024-25, the biggest changes in several decades are being implemented.

Hood College will not receive your FAFSA information until March. Your patience is appreciated while the office prepares your individualized financial aid package. 

Check out 2024-25 Major FAFSA Updates for more information. 

College takes drive, passion and resources. At Hood, we’re here to help with all of it, even the money part.

We recognize students often need outside resources in order to take the full advantage of the Hood College experience. The Office of Financial Aid will help students develop a financial plan for college success.

More than $40 million are awarded annually to undergraduate students, in the form of:

Most students benefit from completing the FAFSA form. Our staff will work with you to make a Hood College education affordable. It’s worth it. You’re worth it.

Documents are accepted by mail, fax or email in a PDF or JPEG format. When emailing please remember to encrypt personal identifying information (such as social security number or tax documents) before sending. If a document is sent by fax, please provide a cover sheet that includes the name of the student.

Contact Us

Phone: 301-696-3411
Fax: 301-696-3812
Location: Joseph Henry Apple Academic Resource Center, 3rd floor 

Office Hours: 

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Appointments are not necessary but encouraged.

Every effort is made to be available during regular business hours, however periodic closures are necessary for training and staff development.                                                                                                  

Prepare Now


Typically, students can complete the FAFSA starting on Oct. 1. For 2024-25 only, students will begin completing the FAFSA beginning December31, 2023.


The process for getting an FSA ID has changed and may be slower. Students (and parent or spouse, if applicable) should request their FSA ID a few days in advance of completing the FAFSA. A parent or spouse without a Social Security Number will be able to get an FSA ID.


If the parents of a dependent student are not married, the parent who provides the greater portion of the student’s financial support is used on the FAFSA even if the student lives with the other parent or the other parent has custody. A remarried parent must include their spouse’s (the student’s stepparent) income.


If required, the student and spouse or parent will need to complete 2022 taxes with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

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