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Graduate Loans

Hood College students enrolled in graduate degree programs or the Teacher Certification program can apply for a Federal Direct Loan to assist with educational expenses.

How Do I Apply For A Federal Direct Loan?

How Much Can I Borrow?

  • Your loan eligibility is limited to the cost of attendance (tuition, fees, books and living expenses) less any other financial assistance you are receiving. A student must be enrolled for at least three (3) credits in a given semester. The maximum annual loan eligibility in the Federal Direct Loan Program is as follows:

Graduate Program $20,500
Teacher Certification Program $12,500

The Office of Financial Aid will determine the amount you are eligible to borrow.

Can I Apply For Maryland State Scholarships?

  • Residents of Maryland may be eligible for the following scholarships:
    • Maryland Developmental Disabilities and Mental Health Workforce Tuition Assistance Program
    • Workforce Shortage Student Assistance Grant Program
    • Senatorial and Delegate Scholarships
  • For information and applications contact our office or the Maryland State Scholarship Administration at (800) 974-0203 or (410) 767-3301 or

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