Tuition & Fees 2021-22

Full-time Student Cost per Semester

Tuition (12 to 18.5 credit hours)$21,255
Comprehensive fee$315
Room - shared$3,300
Room - single$3,815
Semi Suite$4,200
Board - All access meal plan$3,300
Board - 10-meal plan$2,960
Board - commuter meal plan$910

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$1,240
Tuition audit per credit$585
Comprehensive fee per semester- Fall, Spring$205
Dual Enrollment per credit$185
Winter term tuition per credit$525
Summer term tuition per credit$525
Comprehensive fee Winter, Summer$135

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 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

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$641
Science Cluster$595
Counseling Program$725
Doctorate of organizational leadership$975
Doctorate of business administration$1,100
Renewal Not Retirement (RNR)- per class$100

Comprehensive fee per term

Non-doctoral: Fall, Spring$130
Non-doctoral: Summer$75

Comprehensive fee

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

General Cluster ($490/cred)

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

Science Cluster ($595/cred)

  • Computer Science
  • Cybersecurity (C)
  • Information Technology (IT)
  • Management Information Systems (MIS)
  • Bioinformatics (C)
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biomedical Science

Business Cluster ($641/cred)

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

Counseling Cluster ($725/cred)(two specialties/tracks)

  • Clinical Mental Health
  • School Counseling

Doctoral Cluster

  • Business Administration, $1,100 per credit
  • Organizational Leadership, $975 per credit

Other charges and fees

Late fees and fines

Late tuition payment2 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

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.