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Military Community

Hood College thanks you for your service and welcomes all veterans, active duty personnel, National Guard and Reserve personnel, and their dependents to campus! Hood College prides itself on being an institution that promotes a variety of services to all military members and their families.

Our faculty and staff are dedicated to providing quality academic and support services for military community members who enroll in classes at Hood College. We strive to provide a respectful and inclusive atmosphere to help aid veterans and active duty soldiers in becoming successful in a civilian and academic capacity and to guide them to adapt the skills they developed from their military training in their transition to the classroom. 

Hood College is proud to accept United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) educational benefits. If you are unsure which VA education benefit you qualify for, you may contact the VA Call Center by phone at 1-888-442-4551 or visit the VA website. You will need to provide your social security number (or that of your sponsor, if applying for benefits under a parent or spouse) when you make the call.

If you have questions about Go Army Ed/Tuition Assistance, National Guard Waiver, MyCAA, or Fort Detrick graduate educational scholarship, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 301-696-3411 or finaid@hood.edu.

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Hood College's Military Community Support Committee aims to support, engage, and recognize the Hood military community composed of active duty, veterans, and spouses/dependent undergraduate and graduate students.

This mission is part of Hood College's strategic plan to support our military community on campus through relevant programming and services. The Committee is divided into subcommittees focused on Veterans, Active Duty, Student Support, Staff & Faculty Support, and Community Engagement.

If you would like to join this Committee or request additional information, please email military@hood.edu.

Current Committee Roster

College College is proud to have a Veteran Student Association on campus to support our Hood Veteran student. For more info or if you are interested in joining the Hood VSA, please email vsa@hood.edu.

If you are currently stationed as an active duty soldier at Fort Detrick in Frederick, MD, and would like to take advantage of the Hood College/Fort Detrick educational agreement to take graduate level courses and earn a graduate degree (certificate or Master's) FREE OF TUITION CHARGE, please visit our Hood Fort Detrick Soldiers website for additional information.

You can also contact Tanith Fowler Corsi, Hood Graduate school at fowlercorsi@hood.edu or call (301) 696-3603.

Hood Monthy Military Coffee Hours
Thursday, November 7th, 2019 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Whitaker 220
All are invited to attend our Military Coffee Hours on the first Thursday of each month in WC 220. For more info, email military@hood.edu

Hood Veterans Day Program
Monday, November 11, 2019 11 a.m to 12 p.m. in Whitaker Commons
All are invited to attend our Veterans Day event with guest speaker LTC Rodriguez. Coffee, danishes/muffins will be provided. For more info, email military@hood.edu

Hood Tea and Talk Series - Supporting our Military Students
Friday, November 15, 2011 from 2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. in Library Seminar Room, 2nd floor
Come gain insight into the veteran student experience, including a discussion of some aspects of college life that often impact student veteran success, and learn about current campus resources to help and guide both our military students and their faculty members/advisors.

Hood Active Duty/ROTC Cookies & Coffee Event
Are you a current Active Duty or ROTC student? Stop by for some home-baked cookies and hot chocolate & cofee in the Whitaker Atrium on Monday, December 9, 2019 at 3pm to celebrate the upcoming holiday season. Hood appreciates you & wishes you a happy holiday season!

  • Hood Military Community Points of Contacts (POC):
    Undergraduate: Amy Warren, Undergraduate Admissions
    Graduate: Tanith Fowler Corsi, Graduate School
  • Hood Military Community Support Committee - Email military@hood.edu for more information.
  • Hood Veteran Student Association - Email VSA@hood.edu for more information.
  • Academic advising and educational planning
  • Interpretation of College policies and procedures
  • Processing of veteran educational benefits
  • Navigation through the Hood admissions process – completing the application, understanding regulations, and knowing deadlines.
  • Change of major and job placement/career exploration activities
  • Interpretation of VA regulations to ensure compliance
  • Personal counseling and referral to additional community resources as needed
Komi Amevigbe

Meet Active Duty Graduate Student | Komi Amevigbe

Komi Amevigbe Graduate School Graduate Student Military

"Military duty comes first so it is challenging to go to school at the same time. However, with commitment and dedication, every active military member can do it."

  • Academics
  • Math & Computer Sciences
Sabrina Rodriguez

Meet Active Duty Graduate Student | Sabrina Rodriguez

Sabrina Rodriguez Graduate School Graduate Student Military

"I chose Hood College due to the location being very close to the base, and because of the great programs offered for working students"

  • Academics
  • Health Sciences
Petter Prime

Meet MBA Veteran Graduate Student | Petter Prime

Petter Prime, MBA Graduate School Graduate Student Military

"Since I began my MBA journey at Hood College, I have found that I share a lot in common with just about every student in the program, not just fellow Veterans."

  • Academics
  • Community Involvement
  • Business