Tuition & Fees 2023-24

The tuition and fees for the 2023-2024 academic year applies to coursework from Summer II 2023 through Summer I 2024.

Full-time Student Cost per Semester

Tuition (12 to 18.5 credit hours) $22,560

Comprehensive fee $375

Room - shared $3,450

Room - single $3,990

Semi Suite $4,505

Suite $4,825

Board - All access meal plan (with $100 in Flex Dollars) $3,675

Board - 10-meal plan (with $200 in Flex Dollars) $3,295

Board - commuter meal plan (with $400 in Flex Dollars) $1,015

Students wishing to enroll for more than 18.5 credits must obtain permission from the committee on academic standards and policies and will be charged additional tuition on the per credit hour basis for credits more than 18.5.

Part-time Students

Tuition per credit $1,360

Counseling Ph.D. tuition per credit $1050

1/2 Credit $680

Tuition audit per credit $620

Comprehensive fee per semester- Fall, Spring $215

Dual Enrollment per credit $195

Winter term tuition per credit $550

Summer term tuition per credit $550

Comprehensive fee Winter, Summer $140

Comprehensive fee

The comprehensive fee covers student engagement, technology and communications access.

Medical insurance

Domestic students can obtain health insurance through the health care exchanges established pursuant to the Affordable Care Act. Information on the Maryland Health Insurance Exchange can be found at

As required by law, all full-time international students must have adequate medical insurance coverage, either through an overseas student insurance plan or other international student insurance plan. Information on some options available can be obtained from the accounting office or the office of multicultural affairs and international student programs. Proof of coverage must be provided by Aug. 15.

Reading Clinic

Screening fee $120

Tuition $610

Special course fees

There are additional charges for those courses requiring field trips, laboratory materials, equipment and supplies. These charges are subject to change without prior notice.


Departmental challenge exam $230

For more information about the cost of attending Hood College see cost of attendance.

Tuition per credit

General Cluster $500

Business Cluster $670

Creative Writing $525

Science Cluster $635

Health Cluster $765

Nursing Cluster $1050

Doctorate of organizational leadership $1,015

Doctorate of business administration $1,100

Audit $275

Renewal Not Retirement (RNR)- per class $100

Comprehensive fee per term

Non-doctoral: Fall, Spring $140

Non-doctoral: Summer, Winter $85

DOL/DBA: Fall, Spring $585

Counseling Ph.D.: $140

Comprehensive fee

The comprehensive fee covers student engagement, technology and communications access.

General Cluster ($500/credit)

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

Science Cluster ($635/credit)

  • Bioinformatics (C, M.S.)
  • Biomedical Science 
  • Computer Science
  • Cybersecurity (C, M.S.)
  • Health Informatics (C, M.S.)
  • Information Technology (IT)
  • Management Information Systems (MIS)

Business Cluster ($670/credit)

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

Creative Writing (525/credit)

  • Creative Writing (MFA)

Health Cluster ($765/credit)

  • Counseling (M.S.)
  • Trauma, Crisis, Grief & Loss (C)
  • Thanatology (C)
  • Nutrition (M.S.)

Nursing Cluster ($1050/credit)

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Nursing (M.S.N.)

Doctoral Cluster

  • Business Administration, $1,100 per credit
  • Organizational Leadership, $1,015 per credit

Other charges and fees

Late fees and fines

Late tuition payment 2 percent of unpaid balance at end of each month Monthly late fee not to exceed $250

I.D./access card replacement (resident) $30

I.D./Access card replacement (commuter/graduate) $15

Replace room key and lock $100

Room access fee $15

Parking in handicapped zone $55

Parking in fire lane $30

Parking in improper parking $25

Parking in loading zone $25

Parking in no parking zone $25

Parking on grass $25

Speeding $30

Applied music

Hood students taking music lessons for credit:

1/2-hour lesson per week for semester $320

One hour lesson per week for semester $645

Practice hour fee per 30 minutes $55

Non-Hood students taking music lessons in the preparatory music program, please visit for information on the program, fees and registration instructions.

For more information about the cost of attending Hood College see cost of attendance.