Hood College

Alumni of the Last Three Years (ALTY) Scholarship 

A Master's degree protects against job insecurity. In an unstable job market, unemployment rates are 3% lower among those with a master's degree.

Recent Hood undergraduate alums - who graduated with a bachelor's degree in the last three academic years - are welcomed back to campus or online to pursue a Hood graduate degree to hone their workplace skills for today's competitive job market.

  • Last three graduate credits at no cost.
  • Undergraduate credits applied to master's degrees (based on major and graduate degree).
  • Expedited graduate admission decision for recent undergraduate alumni.
  • Priority consideration for TA/GA positions.
  • Currently, all Hood undergraduate students who graduated with a bachelor's degree after July 2017 or later are eligible. Eligibility will be verified by the graduate school.
  • ALTY scholars must begin their program of study within 36 months after their graduation or sooner.  An applicant may defer their program start beyond the 36-month period, but they will no longer be eligible for the ALTY tuition waiver.  All other degree progress policies apply as outlined in the College Catalog.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to complete the ALTY Tuition Waiver Form prior to their final graduate semester with the appropriate signatures.  Failure to do so will not result in a retroactive credit, nor cash paid out.
  • The ALTY tuition waiver can only be used by eligible students in good academic standing and without any holds on their account.
  • The ALTY scholarship provides a tuition waiver for the final 3 credits in a graduate program. It does not cover the comprehensive, textbook, nor other fees associated with that final course.
  • The ALTY tuition waiver is a one-time benefit that cannot be combined with any other scholarships, nor does it have a cash value.

To learn more about Hood College's ALTY scholarship or to find out if you qualify, email gofurther@hood.edu.
To take advantage of your ALTY benefits and receive your last 3 graduate credits of tuition waiver, contact the Registrar office at hoodgrad@hood.edu.