Cost of Attendance

Cost of Attendance

2024-2025 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 2024-25 year as follows:

 Living on campusLiving with RelativesLiving Off Campus**
Tuition (12-18.5 credit hours)$46,700$46,700$46,700
Comprehensive fee$1000$1000$1000
HousingAverage Room Cost $8400$1,886*$7,542*

Average $7800






Books and supplies$1,430$1,430$1,430
Personal expenses and misc. fees$1,904$572$1,904
Federal Loan Fees$58$58$58

*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

Tuition per Credit

General Cluster $510

  • 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 $690

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

Counseling/ Health Cluster $788

  • Clinical Mental Health
  • School Counseling

MFA Creative Writing $525

Science Cluster $655

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

Doctoral Programs

  • Doctorate of Organizational Leadership $1015
  • Doctorate of Business Administration $1,100
  • Nursing Degree and Health Doctorates $1050

Educational Leadership Program

  • Carroll County $448
  • Montgomery County $448
  • Washington County $448
  • Berkeley County, WV $330
  • Audit per credit $330 


  • Non-doctoral (fall, spring) $145
  • Non-doctoral (Summer I and II) $88
  • Doctoral $600
  • MFA Creative Writing (optional Residency) $2000

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.