Cost of Attendance

2018-19 Academic Year

Full-time Student Cost per Academic Year

The cost of attendance (COA) is the estimated total cost for attending college for one year. It includes tuition and fees, room, board, books and supplies, personal expenses and travel expenses. The financial aid office estimates that cost of attendance for an incoming, typical resident, commuter or student who lives at home to attend Hood College for the 2018-19 year as follows:

 Living on campusLiving with RelativesLiving Off Campus**
Tuition (12-18.5 credit hours)$38,910$38,910$38,910
Comprehensive fee$582$582$582
Room$6,600*$2,283*$6,384*
Board$6,100$1,867*$5,438
Books and supplies$1,226$1,226$1,226
Transportation$1,584$1,584$1,584
Personal expenses and misc. fees$1,584$1,584$1,584

*Room and board charges are billed by Hood College only for students living on campus. Room and board costs for students living with relatives and students living off campus are provided as an estimate for families to calculate college expenses.

**This category is for independent students or dependent students who do not live on campus or with a relative.

For a variety of reasons, the actual cost for any given student might differ from these standard budgets. Most notably, students who live in an off-campus apartment (without their parents) and independent students cannot receive more than the cost of attendance from any combination of institutional, federal, state or private funding source. This includes merit- and need-based aid as well as tuition benefits, ROTC awards and RA contracts.

The comprehensive fee covers student engagement, academic records processing. and technology or communications access.

If the amount you and your family must pay is more than you think your family can afford – do not panic! The process used to evaluate your eligibility for need-based aid is based on ordinary situations. Since individual circumstances vary, please talk to the financial aid staff about your situation. You may call us at 301-696-3411 or email finaid@hood.edu.

Tuition per Credit

General Cluster $475

  • Ceramics (C, M.A., MFA)
  • Humanities
  • Environmental Biology
  • Geographic Information Systems, GIS (C)
  • Interdisciplinary Studies in Human Behavior
  • Thanatology (C)
  • Humanities
  • Math Education (C, M.S.)
  • Curriculum & Instruction
  • Educational Leadership (C, M.S.)
  • Elementary STEM Education (C)
  • Reading Specialization

Business Cluster $605

  • Accounting (C)
  • Business Administration
  • Finance Management (C)
  • Organizational Management (C)

Counseling Cluster $675

  • Clinical Mental Health
  • School Counseling

Science Cluster $535

  • Computer Science
  • Cybersecurity (C)
  • Information Technology (IT)
  • Management of Information Systems (MIS)
  • Bioinformatics (C)
  • Bioinformatics

Doctoral Programs

  • Doctorate of Organizational Leadership $915
  • Doctorate of Business Administration $1,050

Fees

  • Non-doctoral (fall, spring) $110
  • Non-doctoral (Summer I and II) $75
  • Doctoral $525
  • Renewal Not Retirement (RNR) $100 per class

The cost of attendance for graduate students may vary. Tuition and fees are determined by the degree program and the number of enrolled credits per semester. For additional information, visit the accounting services page located under campus services.