Hood College has compiled a list of international funding opportunities available to international students interested in pursuing their graduate studies in the United States.

Please note that the funding opportunities listed below include both Hood College and external funding resources. Hood College does not endorse or administer external funding resources.

The Hood College Accounting department would like to introduce our newest payment method for International students, called PayMyTuition!  With PayMyTuition, you can pay your tuition payments from any bank, in any country in any currency at better than bank exchange rates.  The process is fast, simple, and cost effective.  

A link to the payment site is located on several pages on the Hood website, including Accounting Services, and on the International Student Services page, where it can be found in the “Hood International Student Resources” tab as “Paying your Fees.”  International Students: Paying Your Fees | Hood College

You can find step by step instructions in multiple languages, Frequently Asked Questions, PayMyTuition’s Rate Guarantee, and all the ways you can reach someone in Customer Support.  No matter where you are, PayMyTuition will be there to help you!

It is our hope that this additional option to make payments will make it easier for all International students to pay their tuition fees, and to make sure that your costs are minimized.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact either myself or Amani Al-Dajane, Director of International Services and Hood’s Primary Designated School Official (PDSO).

Graduate students can view current Hood College job openings on the Human Resources website here. The HR website will include full-time and part-time job openings, including graduate and teaching assistantships, as well as adjust teaching positions. Please note that graduate students holding a previous master's degree may be eligible to teach as an adjust instructor in their field of study. 

Visit the Graduate Assistantships webpage here.

Hood College offers a limited number of graduate teaching assistantships (TAs) that provide tuition and/or stipends in exchange for teaching or related assistance. Such assistantships provide full or partial tuition remission and are available in academics, athletics and student life. Graduate assistantships provide new and continuing students an opportunity to finance their graduate education, to pursue professional experience and to engage in the life of Hood College. These positions have a research, student life or administrative support component.

Assistantships are competitive positions and are open to degree-seeking graduate students. Students may apply for these positions for the fall semester. Some positions may become available in the spring semester. Students are encouraged to contact the individual programs, departments and offices directly regarding questions about the positions. (The Graduate School does not have this specific information.) Hiring supervisors will directly contact selected applicants to schedule an interview.

For more information about possible teaching assistantships (TAs), please contact:
The Department of Global Languages & Cultures

If you are an F-1 student, you have the option of training in the United States by engaging in practical training during your program or after it ends. 

Practical training can provide valuable work experience by sharpening and adding to the skills you are learning in school. For the 2020-2021 academic year, we are proud to report a 100% OPT/CPT application approval rate with 100% of those approvals resulting in employment with an average starting salary of $71,034.

Learn more about Hood College OPT and CPT opportunities here.

  • AKDN Agha Khan Foundation Scholarship The Aga Khan Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships each year for post-graduate studies to outstanding students from select developing countries who have no other means of financing their studies, in order to develop effective scholars and leaders and to prepare them for employment, primarily within the AKDN. Scholarships are awarded on a 50 percent grant : 50 percent loan basis through an annual competitive application process. Read more here.
  • The Empaxis Scholarship for Women in Business Scholarship  A $500 scholarship will be awarded to 4 female college and college-bound students in the United States who are interested in pursuing a career in business and entrepreneurship. U.S. citizens, permanent residents/green card holders, and international students living and studying in the U.S. on student visas may apply providing they meet the eligibility requirements. Read more here.
  • P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship (IPS) The P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to women from outside the United States and Canada who are seeking advanced degrees from an accredited college or university in the U.S. or Canada with the expectation that students will return to their home countries to utilize their education to make a positive impact and foster global peace. The maximum amount awarded to a student is $12,500. Read more here.
  • Ascent helps international students cover up to 100% of the cost of attendance and other school-related expenses. F-1 students may apply for a loan through Ascent Funding with a creditworthy cosigner who is a U.S. citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident. Please note: Applicants must reside in the United States during the loan term. A student who is not a currently living in the U.S. may use the school’s address.
  • Union Federal is a private student loan available for international students with F-1 status applying with a credit worthy cosigner who is a US citizen or Permanent resident. Check eligibility here.