Tuition & Fees 2020-21

Full-time Student Cost per Semester

Tuition (12 to 18.5 credit hours)$20,840
Comprehensive fee$310
Room - shared$3,300
Room - single$3,815
Semi Suite$4,200
Board - All access meal plan$3,205
Board - 10-meal plan$2,875
Board - commuter meal plan$885

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$1,215
Tuition audit per credit$585
Comprehensive fee per semester- Fall, Spring$200
Dual Enrollment per credit$185
Renewal Not Retirement (RNR)- per class$100

Comprehensive fee

The comprehensive fee covers student engagement and 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 here.

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

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.

Student teaching- per semester

Secondary, special and early childhood education$255


Departmental challenge exam$230

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

Tuition per credit

General Cluster$490
Business Cluster$635
Science Cluster$590
Counseling Program$710
Doctorate of organizational leadership$960
Doctorate of business administration$1,090
Renewal Not Retirement (RNR)- per class$100

Comprehensive fee per term

Non-doctoral: Fall, Spring$125
Non-doctoral: Summer I, Summer II$75

General Cluster ($490/cred)

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

Science Cluster ($590/cred)

  • Biomedical Science (M.S.)
  • Computer Science¬†
  • Cybersecurity (C & M.S.)
  • Information Technology (IT)
  • Management Information Systems (MIS)
  • Bioinformatics (C)
  • Bioinformatics

Business Cluster ($635/cred)

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

Counseling Cluster ($710/cred)(two specialties/tracks)

  • Clinical Mental Health
  • School Counseling

Doctoral Cluster

  • Business Administration, $1090 per credit
  • Organizational Leadership, $960 per credit

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