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.