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Fort Detrick Soldiers

Hood College honors the full GoArmyEd tuition benefit of $250 per credit for active duty soldiers stationed at Ft. Detrick interested in a master's degree and/or post-baccalaureate certificate.

Interested in furthering your education?

Take advantage of the Fort Detrick-Hood College educational partnership, which provides scholarships for master's degrees to active duty military stationed at Fort Detrick. This scholarship program honors the full GoArmyEd tuition benefit of $250 per credit, so soldiers only pay for their one-time Hood College application fee ($50), textbooks and the annual campus fee ($125) as long as they are Tuition Assistance (TA) eligible.

* Please note: TA MUST be approved prior to the start of the course. The Army allows up to 60 days prior to the course start to have TA approved. TA will NOT be approved once the course has begun.

See how to request Army Tuition Assistance (TA) here - for assistance contact the Education Services Officer at Fort Detrick at (301) 619-4537.
See Army Tuition Assistance (TA) policy here

If you already have a Master's degree using TA benefits, Hood College will still honor the $250 per credit tuition price (should you choose to pay out of pocket). Also, if you are using your Veteran Educational Benefits (GI Bill or Post 911), you will not be eligible for this TA tuition discount as you can only apply for one or the other.

All masters-level tuition is covered under this program, which applies to ~20 master's programs in a variety of fields, like education, biomedical science, bioinformatics, cybersecurity, business, mental-health counseling and beyond! Peruse a list of Hood College graduate programs (degrees and certificates, including in-person, hybrid and online programs).

Learn more about this educational benefit and Hood master's degrees, which can help you to "Go further in your life, your career and community." Meet with current soldiers in Hood College's graduate programs in the ACES office on base Wednesdays, 0800-0930. No appointment is necessary.

Contact Information:

  • Detrick/Hood College graduate educational discount, contact Fort Detrick Education Services at (301) 619-4537 and Tanith Fowler Corsi, Hood College Graduate School;
  • Veterans and military educational benefits, contact Hood Financial Aid at;
  • Hood College Tuition Assistance (TA) billing, contact Shauwney Anderson, Hood College Student Accounts

Receive additional information or schedule a Hood College visit.


As a general rule, all soldiers qualify for tuition assistance up to a master’s degree.

TA Limits

16 semester hours per fiscal year (Oct 1 - Sept 29)
$250 per semester hour maximum
Certificate – Up to 21 semester hours
Undergraduate – Up to 130 semester hours
Graduate – Up to 39 semester hours

TA Eligibility

Never use TA before = eligible
Used TA before = different rules apply
You can apply for TA up to 60 days before class start date

Once TA eligibility is established, the next step is to activate a GoArmyEd account to determine eligibility.

* For assistance in determining TA eligibility, please contact Mr. Gordon Nero, Education Services Specialist at Fort Detrick, at or call (301) 619-4537.

To learn about Hood College's resources and services available to the Hood military community (including active duty, Veterans, reserves, ROTC, and military dependents), please visit Hood's Military Community webpage or email

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