Tuition & Fees 2024-25

The tuition and fees for the 2024-2025 academic year applies to coursework from Summer II 2024 through Summer I 2025.

Full-time Student Cost per Semester

Tuition (12 to 18.5 credit hours) $23,350
Comprehensive Fee
  • Full-Time Undergraduate $500
  • Part-Time Undergraduate $275
  • Winter/Summer Undergraduate $200
  • Room - Single $4,700 With Bathroom $5,000
  • Room - Shared $4,200 With Bathroom $4,550
  • Room - Triple $3,850 With Bathroom $4,200
  • Semi Suite - $5,100
  • Suite - $5,250
  • Quad - $3,500
Meal Plans
  • All access meal plan (with $100 in Flex Dollars) $3,900
  • 10-meal plan (with $200 in Flex Dollars) $3,500
  • Commuter plan (with $400 in Flex Dollars) $1,100
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 $1,400
  • 1/2 Credit $700
Tuition audit per credit $650
Dual Enrollment per credit $195
Winter term tuition per credit $595
Summer term tuition per credit $595
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.
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 $510
  • Ceramics (C, M.A., MFA)
  • Humanities
  • Environmental Biology
  • Geographic Information Systems, GIS (C)
  • Humanities
  • Math Education (C, M.S.)
  • Curriculum & Instruction
  • Educational Leadership (C, M.S.)
  • Elementary STEM Education (C)
  • Reading Specialization 
  • Mathematics Instructional Leadership (M.S.)
  • Multidisciplinary Studies, Education (M.S.)
Business Cluster $690
  • Accounting (C)
  • Business Administration
  • Finance Management (C)
  • Organizational Management (C)
  • Project Management (C)
Counseling/ Health Cluster $788
  • Clinical Mental Health
  • School Counseling
  • Interdisciplinary Studies in Human Behavior
  • Thanatology (C) 
  • Trauma, Crisis, Grief & Loss (C)
  • Nutrition (M.S.)
MFA Creative Writing $525
Science Cluster $655
  • Computer Science
  • Cybersecurity (C, M.S.)
  • Information Technology 
  • Management of Information Systems
  • Bioinformatics (C, M.S.)
  • Health Informatics (C, M.S.)
Doctoral Programs
  • Doctorate of Organizational Leadership $1,015
  • Doctorate of Business Administration $1,100
  • Nursing Degree and Health Doctorates $1,050
Educational Leadership Program
  • Carroll County $448
  • Montgomery County $448
  • Washington County $448
  • Berkeley County, WV $330
Audit per credit $300
Renewal Not Retirement (RNR)- per class $100
Comprehensive Fees
  • Non-doctoral (fall, spring) $145
  • Non-doctoral (Summer I and II) $88
  • Doctoral $600
  • MFA Creative Writing (optional residency) $2,000
  • Counseling Ph.D.: $140
The comprehensive fee covers student engagement, technology and communications access.
The cost of attendance for graduate students may vary. Tuition and fees are determined by the degree program and the number of enrolled credits per semester. For additional information, visit the accounting services

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.