Printing Costs/Quotas

Hood College provides each student the ability to print at various locations throughout the campus. Printing is available through Hood's wired and wireless networks.  Both black-and-white and color printing are available, either through single or dual sided documents.  Every Hood student account has a dollar-based print quota for printing.  A student must be currently enrolled in classes each semester (including summer sessions) in order to have printing capabilities.  NOTE: charge examples reflect black and white printing only, although color printing is available:

By default, all Hood students are provided the initial printing setup below:

  • Full time students (minimum of 12 credits for undergraduate or 9 credits for graduate) are authorized to print up to $50.00 (1000 black and white pages) per semester on Hood printers without charge.
  • Part time students (less than 12 credits either undergraduate or graduate) are authorized to print up to $25.00 (500 black and white pages) per semester on Hood printers without charge.
  • Doctorial students are authorized to print up to $25.00 (500 black and white pages) per semester on Hood printers without charge.

NOTE:  In order to print from a Hood lab/dorm computer, you must login to the provided Hood computer with your Hood ID and Password. A pre-installed printer will then be available.

The table below details current print prices for Hood IT-maintained printers. Print prices apply only to students, not faculty or staff:

Print Service Cost / Page
Black and White - Single Sided$0.05
Black and White - Double Sided$0.10
Color - Single Sided$0.25
Color - Double Sided$0.50

How Student Print Quotas work 

Every student account is given either $50.00 (full-time) or $25.00 (part-time) at the beginning of each semester. For each black and white page that is printed, .05 ¢ is deducted from that amount and .25 ¢ is deducted for color printing.  For example, if a student's current balance is $35.50, that means $14.50 has been used towards the allocated $50.00 with a remaining 710 black and white pages that can be printed.

A student’s print quota will be reset to $50.00 (full-time) and $25.00 (part-time) at the beginning of each semester including summer sessions.  If you exceed this quota, you can purchase additional increases in increments of $2, $5, $10 and $20.  For information on purchasing additional printing quota, click here.   Please note that a student's remaining quota, at the end of any semester, will not carry over to the next semester.

Finding Student Print Quota Information 

Hood manages student printing through the use of a commercial software program called PaperCut.  This product allows the student to view and manage their print use by logging onto a website using their Hood ID (i.e. "abc1") and password.  To check/manage your printing account, click here

Personal Printers for Hood College Residents 

Hood College has implemented a personal printer policy for students living in residence halls.  To view this policy, click here