Tuition, Fees and Other Charges for the 2011-2012 Academic Year
Refer to Tuition and Fees at www.hood.edu/campus-services/accounting for future pricing information.
All fees listed are per semester.
| FULL-TIME UNDERGRADUATE
|Tuition - 12 to 18.5 credit hours
|| $ 15,920
|Room - Shared
|Room - Single
|Room - Apartment
|| $ 2,905
|Board - Unlimited 19-meal plan
(required of first-year students)
| $ 2,605
|Board - 15-meal plan
|Board - 10-meal plan
|Board - Commuter meal plan
|| $ 230
|Tuition per credit hour
|Audit Fee per credit hour
|Comprehensive fee per term
||$90 (winter, summeri, summer II)
||$145 per credit
Payment of tuition, fees and other charges is due generally one week before the start of the fall and spring semesters and by the first day of class for the summer terms. Students registering after the deadline must make payment at the time of registration. Students may pay their tuition using the Monthly Payment Plan. Information on this option can be found at www.hood.edu or by calling the Accounting Office at (301) 696-3609.
Withdrawal from the College and Refund Policy
Fall and Spring Semesters
Students who withdraw from Hood will have their fall and spring semester charges adjusted according to the schedule below:
|If a student withdraws from the College:
| Prior to beginning of the semester
|Within the 14 calendar days from the first day
of the semester
||pro rata weekly
(See the current College calendar for the actual dates.)
There are no refunds of the room fee after the first day of classes. There are no refunds of tuition after the end of the drop-add period. Refunds of the board fee are continued on a pro rata weekly basis throughout the semester. There are no refunds of any fees (comprehensive, academic records, course audit, student teaching, parking or student health insurance) once the semester has begun. This refund policy applies to students who withdraw from the College and to those who take a leave-of-absence during the semester.
Withdrawal refunds are determined by the effective date noted on the Change of Status or Leave of Absence Form filed with the Registrar’s Office for undergraduate students and the written withdrawal files with the Graduate Office for graduate students.
The Office of Financial Aid is required to recalculate federal financial aid eligibility for students who withdraw. Up through 60 percent of the semester, a pro rata schedule is used to determine how much federal aid a student has earned at the time of withdrawal. The portion of unearned aid must be returned to the federal programs. When unearned aid is returned, a student may owe the College additional funds.
|One-week and two-week terms
|Prior to first meeting of class
|Within the first 2 days from
the first day of the term
|3rd day and thereafter
|Three-week and four-week terms
|Prior to first meeting of class
|Within the first 4 days from
the first day of the term
|5th day and thereafter
|Five-week and six-week terms
|Prior to first meeting of class
|Within the first 7 calendar days from
the first day of the term
|8th calendar day and thereafter
The Need-based Financial Aid System
For students whose personal and family resources are insufficient to meet their total educational expenses, Hood administers both need-based and non-need-based financial aid and offers personalized assistance in obtaining other educational resources from outside sources.
Hood College determines the type and amount of aid students may receive by evaluating the student’s financial need and availability of funds. Eligible students receive awards on a first-come, first-served basis.
To determine a student’s financial need, the student must complete the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Need for financial aid is determined by the following calculation:
Cost of Attendance (COA) Less Expected Family Contribution (EFC) Equals Financial Need
To determine the EFC, the calculation formula used is the Federal Need Analysis set by the U.S. Department of Education. Factors that are taken into consideration include: family size, number of students in college, income and assets of both the student and parents and the age of the oldest parent.
Complete the FAFSA fully and carefully to avoid delays in processing. FAFSA forms should be submitted online no later than February 15 to receive full consideration for all types of need-based aid. For Hood College to receive FAFSA results, list Hood’s school code, 002076, on the application.
Financial Aid Package
After financial need is determined, the Office of Financial Aid can begin to put together a financial aid “package.” Each student’s financial situation is different, so each financial aid package is unique. A financial aid package will include one or more types of financial aid. The most common types of financial aid include: scholarships, grants, loans and work-study.
All need-based financial aid awards are made in accordance with three criteria: enrollment in a degree-granting program at Hood College, demonstrated financial need and the student’s ability to maintain satisfactory academic progress. For many of the need-based financial aid programs, students must be enrolled for at least 6 credits per semester. In addition, for a student to be eligible for any federal financial aid, the student must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States; have a high school diploma or equivalent; not be in default on a Federal Perkins Loan or Federal Stafford Loan; and be registered with Selective Service (if required).
Students who qualify for financial aid are notified in the form of a financial aid award letter.
This award letter is sent to admitted students in the spring prior to the academic year for which financial assistance is sought. Continuing students will receive their award letters beginning in April prior to the fall semester upon receipt of their renewal application for financial aid and any other required documents.
All financial aid forms are located on the web at: www.hood.edu
Financial Aid Programs
Federal Pell Grants —Awarded to undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need. Prorated awards may be made to eligible part-time students. Students must be pursuing their first baccalaureate degree.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) —Awarded to undergraduate students with the greatest demonstrated financial need. Students must be pursuing their first baccalaureate degree.
Hood Grants —Awarded to full-time undergraduates who demonstrate financial need. Funding is limited. Students must be pursuing their first baccalaureate degree upon initial enrollment.
Federal Perkins Loans —Loans for undergraduate students demonstrating financial need are made at 5 percent simple interest. No interest accrues while in school and repayment does not begin until nine months after the recipient leaves Hood College. Loans are dependent upon financial need.
Federal Work Study Program —This federally-funded need-based employment program enables eligible undergraduate students to earn money for miscellaneous expenses while gaining practical experience in on- and off-campus jobs.
Campus Employment —Awarded to students who are not eligible for federal work-study. Funded and administered by Hood College. Limited number of positions are available.
Federal Direct Subsidized Stafford Loan —A need-based student loan program offered to undergraduate and graduate students. The interest rate is fixed. No interest accrues and generally no payments are due while a student is enrolled on at least a half-time basis. Repayment generally begins six months after leaving Hood College.
Federal Direct Unsubsidized Direct Stafford Loan —A non-need-based student loan program offered to undergraduate and graduate students. The interest rate is fixed. The six-month deferment applies only to repayment on the principal. Interest accrues when the loan is disbursed. Students are mailed quarterly interest statements at which time they may elect to pay the interest.
Federal Direct PLUS Loan —Parents may borrow up to the cost of education, minus any financial aid received, for each dependent undergraduate student. The interest rate is fixed. Repayment on principle and interest begins when the loan is disbursed, however deferment options are available.
Maryland State Scholarship Program —The Maryland Higher Education Commission offers several need-based scholarships and grants for Maryland residents. The scholarships and grants most frequently awarded to Hood students include, but are not limited to, the Educational Assistance Grant, the Guaranteed Access Grant, Senatorial Scholarship and Delegate Scholar- ship. In order to be considered for a Maryland State Scholarship, a student must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1. Some state scholarships may have additional application requirements. Please check with the Maryland Higher Education Commission-Student Financial Assistance at (800) 974-0203 or www.mhec.state.md.us
Veterans’ Educational Benefits —Veterans’ Educational Benefits—Hood College serves as a liaison/informational resource to veterans by providing Veterans Administration forms and certifying eligibility status, and is a Yellow Ribbon-participating institution. To initiate or continue benefits, veterans must contact the Registrar’s Office (301) 696-3616 at the beginning of each semester to complete the required paperwork, in compliance with the policies and procedures established by the registrar and the Veterans Administration. Information and application forms may be obtained from the Registrar’s Office located on the second floor of the Joseph Henry Apple Academic Resource Center.
Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirements for Financial Aid (SAP)
Students are expected to maintain a record of academic achievement that will enable them to graduate in a reasonable time period. Undergraduate students receiving financial aid at Hood College of any type (federal, state, institutional and/or outside scholarships/grants) must demonstrate both qualitatively and quantitatively the ability to do satisfactory academic work and to progress measurably toward a degree. This is in addition to any renewal criteria required for specific state, institutional or other outside awards.
Federal regulations require the Financial Aid office to monitor students’ (undergraduate and graduate) academic progress at the end of each academic year. This is to ensure that students receiving funds are successfully progressing through their program of study. At the end of the spring semester of each academic year, the Financial Aid Office evaluates the academic progress of each student receiving financial aid according to the standards set forth below by the College. This evaluation determines a student’s eligibility to receive financial assistance in the next academic year. In addition, at the end of both the fall and spring semesters, the registrar reviews the qualitative academic progress of all degree-seeking students to determine the eligibility for continued enrollment at Hood College.
In order to graduate a student must complete 124 credits and have a minimum GPA of 2.0. To remain eligible for most types of financial aid, particularly federal and state assistance, students must meet minimum academic requirements at the end of each academic year. Students are considered to be making satisfactory progress toward degree completion for financial aid purposes by adhering to the schedule outlined below.
The maximum time frame in which a student is expected to complete his or her degree is 150 percent of the published length of the program measured in academic credits. Students will become ineligible for any type of financial aid after attempting 186 credits. For an undergraduate program, the time frame cannot exceed 150 percent of the published length of the program measured in credit hours attempted. For example, the published length of an undergraduate academic program is 124 credi186 (124 ×1.5) attempted credit hours.
Additional Degree/Dual Degree
The maximum time frame in which a student is expected to complete their degree is 150 percent of the published length of the program measured in academic credits for a student pursuing an additional degree or enrolled in a dual degree program.
Transfer credits and/or credits for prior learning given at the time of enrollment will be counted in the total number of credits attempted. During the course of enrollment, a student may transfer credits earned at outside institutions, however, the credits will apply only for meeting the maximum timeframe standard.
Treatment of W, INC, AU, F, S and U Grades and Repeated Coursework
- Course withdrawals (W) after the drop/add period are not included in the G.P.A. calculation, but are considered a noncompletion of attempted coursework.
- Incomplete (INC) grades are not included in the G.P.A. calculation but are considered a noncompletion of attempted coursework until the incomplete grade is replaced with a permanent grade and academic progress can be reevaluated.
- An audit (AU) grade is not considered attempted coursework. It is not included in the G.P.A. calculation or completion rate determination.
- A satisfactory (S) grade is treated as attempted credits earned, but it is not included in the G.P.A. calculation.
- An unsatisfactory (U) grade is treated as attempted credits that are not earned, but it is not included in the G.P.A. calculation.
- A failing grade (F) is treated as attempted credits not earned; it will be included in the calculation of the G.P.A. and the minimum completion rate.
- All grades earned for a repeated course will be included in the calculation of the G.P.A. and every repeated attempt will be included in the completion rate determination.
Financial Aid Suspension
Students are placed on financial aid suspension if they do not meet one or both of the SAP standards. Students that are failing to make satisfactory academic progress and who successfully appeals will be placed on financial aid probation. Students placed in the probation status may continue to receive financial aid for one semester only but are expected to improve their academic standing (CGPA) and/or maximum timeframe progress so that the standards of SAP are met by the end of the following semester.
Financial Aid Probation
If at the end of the probationary period the student still does not meet the standards set forth in this policy, eligibility to receive financial aid of any type will be suspended. Students who fail to meet the maximum timeframe toward completion of their degree within 186 attempted credits will have their financial aid canceled.
Reinstatement of Aid after Probation Appeal is Approved
Reinstatement of financial aid after a student is placed on suspension is achieved as follows:
- The student submits a written letter of appeal in accordance with the appeals process and the Financial Aid Appeals Committee grants the appeal. The student is placed on financial aid probation for one semester and is allowed to maintain their aid eligibility. SAP will be reviewd at the end of that semester; or
- The student attends Hood College during the suspension semester, pays for tuition and fees without the help of student aid and does well enough in the coursework to satisfy all the satisfactory academic progress standards. The student must notify the Office of Financial Aid if they are planning to attend Hood College without the assistance of financial aid; or
- The student may attend summer school to eliminate the deficiency in credits or G.P.A. The student must notify the Office of Financial Aid if they are planning to take classes during the summer to eliminate the deficiency. Students cannot take classes at another institution to resolve a G.P.A deficiency. Classes must be taken at Hood College.
A student whose eligibility has been suspended may regain eligibility at the end of any term after which they meet the above criteria.
Students who have been placed on suspension cannot skip a semester and regain eligibility. No financial aid will be disbursed during subsequent semesters for students on suspension.
Appeals of financial aid suspension must be made in writing to the director of financial aid by the date specified in the suspension notification letter.
The appeal letter must address the extenuating circumstance(s) why satisfactory academic progress was not made, why the extenuating circumstance(s) has changed, as well as an outlined plan of corrective action for future academic success. The appeal must explain why the student failed to meet satisfactory academic progress and what has changed in the situation that will allow him to make satisfactory progress at the next evaluation. Extenuating circumstances can include, but is not limited to, illness or injury; death of a family member; family difficulties; interpersonal problems with friends, roommate, significant others; difficulty balancing work, athletics, family responsibility; or financial difficulties.
The director of financial aid will review the appeal and notify the student in writing within 10 working days whether the appeal has been accepted or denied. If the appeal has been accepted, the letter to the student will detail the academic plan of corrective action as well as require the approval of the student’s academic adviser. All decisions made by the director of financial aid are final and will not be subject to further review.
Hood College has developed an extensive merit scholarship program that recognizes outstanding achievement and/or demonstrated talent and accomplishment in leadership, research, community service or writing. Students admitted to Hood are considered for merit scholarships at the time of admission. Some scholarships, however, are awarded through an interview process involving our Faculty Scholarship Committee.
Each year, Hood College awards more than $5 million in merit-based scholarships. Merit- based scholarships range from $2,000 to full-tuition.
From time to time, an individual student-applicant may qualify for consideration in more than one scholarship category. In such a case, the highest scholarship amount will take precedence in Hood’s awarding process. All are limited up to eight semesters.
Students are notified of yearly renewal criteria, including minimum grade point average, upon receipt of their financial aid award letter.
- Hodson Trust Academic Scholarship—awarded to incoming full-time first-year students who have the highest academic profiles and have shown leadership in school and community activities. A separate application and interview are required.
- Hodson-Gilliam Scholarship—awarded to incoming full-time first-year students from ethnic backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in higher education. Applicants must have demonstrated high academic achievement. A separate application and interview are required.
- Presidential Scholarship—awarded to incoming full-time first-year students with exceptional academic and extracurricular leadership.
- Washington Metropolitan Scholars Award—awarded to outstanding Project Excellence students who are admitted and enroll at Hood as a full-time student.
- Trustee Scholarship—awarded to incoming full-time first-year students with demonstrated academic ability and leadership in school and community activities.
- Dean’s Scholarship—awarded to incoming first-year students with strong records of academic performance and extracurricular involvement. These students show the potential to contribute to classroom activities and the Hood College community.
- Achievement Award—awarded to incoming full-time first-year students with demonstrated financial need who have the potential to succeed academically and have demonstrated leadership, commitment to community service and/or demonstrated talent.
- Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship—awarded to incoming full-time transfer students who are Phi Theta Kappa members and have earned an A.A. or A.S. degree. Must be a Phi Theta Kappa member at the time of admission.
- Joseph Henry Apple Transfer Scholarship—awarded to incoming full-time transfer students who have demonstrated academic achievement.
- Martha E. Church Transfer Scholarship—awarded to incoming full-time transfer students who have demonstrated academic achievement.
- Henry Irvin Stahr Transfer Scholarship—awarded to incoming full-time transfer students who have demonstrated academic achievement.
- Andrew G. Truxal Transfer Scholarship—awarded to incoming full-time transfer students who have demonstrated academic achievement.
- Randle Elliot Transfer Scholarship—awarded to incoming full-time transfer students who have demonstrated academic achievement.
- Shirley D. Peterson Transfer Scholarship—awarded to incoming full-time transfer students who have demonstrated academic achievement.
- Ross Prichard PTK Merit Transfer Scholarship—awarded to incoming full-time transfer students who have demonstrated academic achievement.
- Hood Heritage Scholarship—awarded to full-time, first year, traditional-age, undergraduate students who are children or grandchildren of a Hood alumna or alumnus. The scholar- ship is limited to the student’s first year of enrollment.
- Legacy Scholarship—awarded to full-time, first year and first time transfer students whose parents earned a graduate degree from Hood College. The scholarship is limited to the student’s first year of enrollment.
- Alumnae Scholarship—awarded to incoming full-time first-year students or transfer students who are referred to admission by a Hood College alumnae or alumni.
Scholarships and Awards
Endowed scholarships, annual scholarships, prizes and awards are awarded according to the criteria of each scholarship, prize and award.
Endowed Undergraduate Scholarships
The Allegheny Power Scholarship
The Carol Lumb Allen ’59 and Caroline Finkenbinder Lumb ’30 Scholarship
The Martha Shortiss Allen ’59 Scholarship Fund
The W.A. Lantz and the Bertha McCall Alumnae Scholarship
The Marycatherine Anthony ’74 Scholarship
The Marguerite L. and William G. Baker Scholarship Fund*
The Alice McCusker Barnard ’23 Scholarship
The Mary Hendershot Bastian ’50 Scholarship
The Mariana Main Beachley ’36 Scholarship
The Sue and Ross Benitez Scholarship
The Mary Louise Hester Bennett ’30 and Elizabeth Bennett Wiegand ’60 Scholarship Fund
The Nettie C. Bentley ’28 Music Scholarship
The Muriel Binder '33 and Mildred K. Binder '40 Scholarship
The Christine Moyer Bloom ’22 Scholarship
The Board of Associates 50th Anniversary Endowed Fund for Student Scholarships
The Betty Bruce Borgerding ’35 Scholarship Fund
The Frances Good Crilly Bowers ’27 Music Scholarship Fund
The Olive L. Bowlin ’19 Endowed Scholarship
The Chug Scholarship
The Martha E. Church H'95 Scholarship Fund for International Students
The Rhea Robinson Claggett ’36 and Mariamne Claggett Vickery ’80 Scholarship
The Class of 1932 Scholarship
The Class of 1948 Endowed Scholarship
The Class of 1962 Endowed Scholarship*
The Class of 1967 Memorial Scholarship
The Class of 1969 Scholarship*
The Class of 1976 Endowed Scholarship
The Class of 1977 Scholarship
The Class of 1978 Scholarship
The Class of 1979 Scholarship
The Class of 1980 Scholarship
The Class of 1982 Scholarship
The Class of 1984 Endowed Scholarship
The Class of 1985 Scholarship
The M. Virginia Coblentz ’33 Scholarship
The Edison H. and Daphne B. Cramer Scholarship
The Virginia M. Crist Scholarship
The Katharine E. Cutshall ’24 Scholarship
The Laura and Theodore Deforest Scholarship Fund
The Delaplaine Foundation Inc. Scholarship Fund
The Judge Edward S. Delaplaine Scholarship
The Robert E. and Ruth M. Delaplaine Scholarship
The William T. and Janie Quynn Delaplaine Scholarship
The Dona Ditty Memorial Scholarship
The J. William and Sarah Thomas Drenning ’49 Scholarship*
The Nancy Hill Drew ’58 Scholarship*
The Dyer Work Award
The Elfin-Kawecki Scholarship Fund*
The F. Virginia Ellis ’39 Scholarship Fund
The Helen Kirk Deputy Ellis ’27 and Mary Ellen Deputy Fowler ’33 Foreign Language Scholarship Fund
The Esselen Family Scholarship Fund
The Evangelical and Reformed Church Scholarships
The Sally Conrad Fauntleroy Scholarship (In Expression)
The Karen Louise Fisher ’77 Scholarship
The Stella Elizabeth Ziegler Foley ’28 Scholarship Fund
The Jennifer Frantz ’97 Scholarship Fund
The Frederick Female Seminary Scholarship
The Margaret R. Geiser Memorial Scholarship Fund
The General Endowed Scholarship
The Giles Scholarship
The M. Fredrica Godshalk, M.D. ’65 Scholarship Fund*
The Griesemer Scholarship
The Gloria M. Grossnickle Scholarship Fund
The Ann Coulter Hancock ’40 Scholarship Fund
The Julia Etchison Hanna ’19 Scholarship
The Ann Keet Hanson ’34 Scholarship
The Virginia Shaver Harshman ’41 Scholarship Fund
The William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship
The Lizzie S. Heckle Scholarship
The Albert & Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation Scholarship*
The Carol Schulthess Hires ’68 Scholarship
The Hodson Foundation Scholarship
The Hodson Trust Academic Scholarship
The Hodson-Gilliam Scholarship
The Nettie McCardell Hoffmeier Scholarship
The H.G. and Lula K. Hoke Scholarship*
The Arlene Utz Hollinger ’37 Scholarship
The Carolyn Tillou Holran ’60 Scholarship
The Hood College Fathers’ Club Scholarship
The J. Harold Hooper Scholarship
The Sharon I. Hooper ’58 Scholarship
The Nancy Hoskins Houston ’51 Scholarship
The Richard Hudnut Scholarship
The Josephine Thompson Hunger '40 Scholarship
The Huttle Scholarship
The Janice R. Hylen ’78 Memorial Scholarship
The Dorothy Richardson Jones ’31 Scholarship Fund
The Dean Mary Frear Keeler Scholarship
The Miriam W. Kelly ’34 Scholarship
The Joan Kempthorne ’54 Scholarship
The Carrie M. Kerschner Memorial Scholarship
The John N. Land Scholarship Fund
The Elizabeth Ruth Langert ’38 Scholarship
The Louis A. Langie Jr. and Sally Weaver Langie ’51 Scholarship
The Latrobe-Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Scholarship
The Charles A. and Helen Titzel Lauffer Scholarship
The Lillian Zeigler Lavetan ’18 Scholarships
The Adele Edmunds Levering ’14 Scholarship
The Frederick Weir Levering Scholarship
The Margaret Loudon Lewis Scholarship
The Bert S. and Mary H. Lewis Memorial Scholarship
The Charles J. Little Scholarship
The Arthur H. Long, Sr. and Lois Long Harley ’45 Family Scholarship
The Lonza Bioscience Scholarship
The Mary and Daniel Loughran Scholarship
The Lowe-Bitler Scholarship
The Evelyn Barrick Mahoney ’34 Scholarship
The William Markow Music Scholarship Fund at Hood College
The Esther Taylor Marshall ’35 Scholarship Fund
The Timothy S. May Scholarship
The Susan McAlpine ’47 and Margaret McAlpine ’46 Scholarship
The William A. McCarty, Jr. and Elinor F. Herndon McCarty ’60 Scholarship
The McCullagh McCutcheon Scholarship Fund
The McCurdy Scholarship
The Paul F. Mehl Memorial Scholarship
The John D. Meyer Scholarship
The Nettie Morton Miller Scholarship*
The Lorie Harris Morrell ’84 Scholarship
The Morrow Scholarship Endowment
The Margaret J. and John C. Motter Scholarship
The Mullison Scholarship Fund
The Kathleen A. and Charles F. Murphy Scholarship
The Eleanor MacMillan Nelson ’32 Scholarship
The Elisabeth Farber Neubauer ’45 Scholarship
The New York Times Scholarship
The Kathryn Zimmerman Nicodemus H’05 Music Scholarship
The Ines M. Oertel ’96 and Carsten Oertel Scholarship*
The J. Edward and Jessie Spielman Omwake Scholarship
The George W. and Edith Osmun ’18 Scholarship
The J. Elyse Pade ’54 Scholarship
The Elizabeth Walton Paiste ’32 and Ethel Hobson Auf Der Heyde ’32 Scholarship Fund
The Audrey Field Parrott Endowment for the Language Arts*
The Benjamine Cawley Parrott Endowment for the Sciences*
The Nancy Freeman Patterson ’53 Scholarship Fund
The Elizabeth Peters - Barbara Michaels Scholarship Fund
The Shirley D. Peterson Scholarship Fund
The Beryl Pfizer ’49 Scholarship Fund for Theatre Minors
The Margaret Jones Pollack ’49 Scholarship
The Sylvia F. Porter H’58 Scholarship
The Octavia M. Power ’30 Endowed Scholarship
The Dorothy E. Pugh ’58 Scholarship
The James B. Ranck Memorial Scholarship
The Vincent and Alice Riordan Scholarship*
The Nora Roberts Foundation Scholarship
The Harry A. Rosenfeld Scholarship
The Charlotte Snyder Rupner ’18 Scholarship
The Margaret Russell ’42 Scholarship
The Gretchen Howe Russo ’63 Scholarship*
The Patricia Feiser Sanner ’38 Science Scholarship Fund
The Myrtle Annis Scott Scholarship
The Elizabeth Ann Seton Education Scholarship
The Kimberly Ann Servedio ’99 Memorial Scholarship
The Helen Burton Shelton ’40 Scholarship
The Lori A. G. Shipley ’97 Endowed Scholarship Fund*
The Alfred P. and Patricia A. Shockley Scholarship
The Alice Smith ’33 Scholarship
The M.E. Smith Scholarship
The Ruth Yost Snyder ’36 and Lehman J. Snyder Scholarship
The Dr. and Mrs. Alexander Solosko Scholarship
The John G. and Beulah Munshower Sommer ’44 Computer Scholarship
The William H. Sprigg Applied Music Scholarship
The Henry I. Stahr Scholarship
The Glenna May and John Hedges Staley Scholarship
The Frances Steckel Music Scholarship
The Virginia Geddert Stone ’40 Scholarship
The Louise Kling Tefft ’37 Scholarship Fund*
The Helen Kelly Terwilliger ’27 and Edith M. Kelly Terwilliger Scholarship
The Clyde E. and Julia E. Thomas ’14 Scholarship
The G. Frank Thomas Foundation Scholarship
The Mr. and Mrs. Jacob L. Thomas and Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Mullen Scholarship
The Dr. William H. Thomas and Bradley Barrick Thomas ’41 Scholarship
The Andrew G. Truxal Scholarship in Sociology Fund
The Van Wert Scholarship Fund*
The Mr. and Mrs. William H. Vanderford Scholarship
The L. Marie VanHise ’49 Scholarship
The Pearl Walker ’32 Scholarship in Mathematics
The Oliver C. and Carrie E. Warehime and the Alexander D. and Dorothy Warehime Lewis ’17 Scholarship
The Louise A. Weagly ’30 Scholarship Fund
The Wehler Family Scholarship
The Aldan T. Weinberg Scholarship Fund*
The Sarah Patton Weinberger ’32 Scholarship
The Philip and Janis Miller Wertheimer ’29 Scholarship Fund
The Olive Wagner Wilt ’26 Memorial Scholarship
The Women’s Guild Scholarship
The Nora E. Yost ’17 Scholarship
The W. Meredith and Helen Brown Young ’35 Scholarship
* Not currently available for award
Annual Undergraduate Scholarships
The H.K. Alwine Scholarship
The Barnes & Noble Textbook Scholarship
The Roscoe G. Bartlett Scientific Scholarship Fund
The Audrey Pressler Bauman ’43 Scholarship Fund*
The Dr. Regena C. Beck ’17 Scholarship
The Alden E. and Harriet K. Fisher Scholarship
The Ardine and Phyllis Gorden Applied Music Scholarship
The Hodson Trust Scholarship Somerset County
The Hodson Trust Star Scholarship
The Hood College Ring Scholarship
The Hilda C. Landers Scholarship
The Loats Foundation Scholarships
The McCardell Family Scholarship Fund
The Nora Roberts Foundation Scholarship in Nursing
The P. Buckley Moss Award for Special Education at Hood
The Philadelphia Hood College Club Scholarship
The Presidential Leadership Scholarships
The George L. Shields Foundation, Inc. Scholarship for Nursing
The F. Lawrence and Shirley J. Silbernagel Scholarship
The Hood College Waltersdorf Henson Scholarship
The Ruth Whitaker Holmes ’55 and Portia Whitaker Shumaker ’55 Science Scholarship
The Raymond R. and Margaret M. Zimmerman ’22 Music Scholarship
* Not currently available for award
Undergraduate Prizes and Awards
The Leah B. Allen Award in Astronomy
The American Institute of Chemists Foundation Award
The Elizabeth Yourtee Anderson ’82 History Prize
The Art Club of Frederick Prize
The Art Department Alumnae Award
The Art Department Faculty Award
The Beta Beta Beta Award
The Biology Faculty Award
The Blue and Grey Editorial Award
The James R. Boston Prize
The Elizabeth B. Bower Prize
The Dr. Martha M. Briney ’35, H’78 Honor Scholarship
The Grace N. Brown ’25 Prize
The Patricia Bucheimer Piano Prize
The Larry T. Campbell Memorial Prize
The Julia Holzapfel Carhart ’30 Prizes in Mathematics
The Chemistry Achievement Award
The Martha E. Church H’95 Prize for Leadership and Service
The Class of 1988 Volunteer Behind the Scenes Award
The Janice E. Cole Scholarship
The Janice E. Cole Writing Prize
The Computer Science Book Prize
The Computer Science Faculty Prize
The Computer Science Chair’s Fund Prize
The Emily Myers Davis ’43 Prize
The Department of Chemistry and Physics Faculty Award
The Department of Economics and Management Book Prize
The Department of Economics and Management Leadership Prize
The Johanna Chait Essex ’53 Prize in Early Childhood Education
The Margaret P. Ford Honor Scholarship Prize
The Elaine Adrienne Gates Memorial Prize in Studio Art
The German Embassy Prize
The Raymond L. and Louise K. Gillard Prize
The Ardine and Phyllis Gorden Music Scholar Prize
The Ardine and Phyllis Gorden Musical Talent Prize
The Suzanne Gottert ’68 Prize in Art
The Edenia Guillermo Award
The Shirley Conner Hardinge ’44 Prize
The Maureen Kelly Hess ’81 Prize
The C. May Hudson Prize
The Francis G. Hugo Prize in Psychology
The Hypatia Mathematics/Science Education Prize
The Dr. Robert Kaufmann German Prize
The Mary Ann Kerins Humanitarian Award
The George G. Kleinspehn Honor Scholarship
The Margaret Louise Kleist Prize
The Dr. Henry P. and M. Page Laughlin Administrative Achievement Award
The Dr. Henry P. and M. Page Laughlin Faculty Professional Achievement Award
The Dr. Henry P. and M. Page Laughlin Student Award
The Law and Society Prize
The E. Louise Leonard Prize
The Virginia E. Lewis Best Paper Award
The Virginia E. Lewis Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Political Science
The Logic Prize
The Marion MacPhail Prize
The Marie A. Markow Excellence in Music Prize
The Maryland Section of the American Chemical Society Prize
The Jane D. McCarrell Prize
The Helen McCullagh McCutcheon ’14 Prize
The Charlotte A. Moran ’57 Prize
The Music Department Special Award in Applied Music
The Wayne C. Neely Prize
The John and Janet Nunn ’61 French Prize
The Vesta Hoffman Osler ’30 Chemistry Award
The Outstanding Arabic Student Award
The Outstanding Intermediate Arabic Award
The Park-Dorff Award
The Florence A. Pastore Memorial Prize
The George C. Pearson Prize
The Phi Alpha Theta Award in History
The Pi Mu Epsilon Book Prize
The Hildegarde Pilgram ’31 Book Prize
The James B. Ranck Book Prize in American History
The George E. Randall Award for Excellence in Journalism
The Mary Ellen Randolph Prize
The Anna Louise Remsen ’33 Prize in Art
The Hood College Retailing Club Prize
The Mary Margaret Rose Award
The Rouse Graduate Scholarship
The Esther E. Shaw Award
The Sidney Silverman Award
The Margaret Condron Sterner ’39 Scholarship
The Charles E. Tressler Distinguished Teacher Award
The Charles E. Tressler Outstanding Student Award
The Alyce T. Weinberg Honor Scholarship
The Elizabeth Leiby Wood ’38 Prize
The Linda Wyatt ’69 and Marleen Spriggs ’69 Award in African-American Studies
Graduate School Scholarships and Awards
The Association of Medical Diagnostics Manufacturers Scholarship
The Carlo and Valerie Bagni Outstanding Biomedical Science Student Award
The Bryce Blackwood Beauchamp ’84, M.S. ’87, M.B.A. ’06 Outstanding Computer Science Student Award
The Antoinette Border ’04, M.S. ’09 Outstanding Mathematics Education Student Award
The Dr. Dana G. Cable Outstanding Thanatology Student Award
The Gary Corsar M.S. ’09 Outstanding Information Technology Student Award
The Crespi-Hobby Outstanding Ceramic Arts Student Award
The Dr. Keith R. Harris M.S.’99 Outstanding Educational Leadership Student Award
The Virginia Wheeler Jones ’66, M.A.’88 Outstanding Reading Specialization Student Award
The Craig D. Lebo M.A.’84 Outstanding Human Sciences Student Award
The Amy Kaufman MacLeod ’08, M.B.A.’11 Outstanding M.B.A. Student Award
The Donna Mowry ’98, M.A.’07 Thanatology Award
The Jenny E. Nunn M.S.’06, C ’00 Outstanding Curriculum and Instruction Student Award
The Christopher H. Smith M.S.’95 Outstanding Environmental Biology Student Award
The Lisa Ann Sullivan M.A.’04 Outstanding Humanities Student Award
The Stephen R. White Outstanding Management of Information Technology Student Award
Endowed and Annual Lecture and Performance Funds
The Dana G. Cable Memorial Thanatology Lecture Series Fund
The Homer W. Carhart H’07 Guest Pianist Fund
The James M. Etchison Summer Chamber Music Trust
The Ardine and Phyllis Gorden Concert Fund
The William J. and Wilma M. Haines Lecture Fund in Biomedical Ethics at Hood College
The Hood College Management Lecture Series Fund
The Jean Royer Kohr ’62 Memorial Lectureship
The Miss Grace Lippy Endowed Science Lecture Fund
The Charlotte Moran ’57 Foreign Language Visiting Scholar and Lecturer Fund
The Pade Lectureship and Performance Fund
The Randall Family Endowed Chamber Music Concert Series Fund
The Nora Roberts Foundation Writer-in-Residence Program
The Silverman Young Artists Concert Fund
The Hadley Tremaine Lecture Fund
Research and Support Endowed Funds
The Barrett Advertising Child Development Center Scholarship Fund
The Martha E. Church H’95 Center for Leadership and Service Endowed Fund
The Class of 1957 Endowment
The Class of 1983 Child Development Lab Fund
The Class of 1986 Endowed Fund
The Class of 1987 Endowed Fund
The Class of 1991 Film Series
The Computer Science Enhancement Fund
The Gale Heather Demarest Class of 1962 Low Interest Loan Fund
The Nancy Salzman Ebert ’57 Education Technical Learning Laboratory
The Shirley Conner Hardinge ’44 Center for Global Studies
The Hodson Faculty Fellowships
The Hoffberger Endowed Honors Program
The Huntsinger Art History Travel Fund
The E. Louise Leonard Language Lab Fund
The McCardell Professional Development Grants Endowed Fund
The McHenry Chaplain Fund
The Miller Greenhouse Endowment
The Grace Lampe Morrison ’25 Endowment
The National Endowment for the Humanities Challenge
The Betsy Radey Pancelli ’49 Memorial Research Fund
The Beryl Pfizer ’49 Endowed Theatre Production and Programming Fund
The Onica Prall Child Development Lab School 75th Anniversary Fund
The Second Century Foundation Student Grants
The Summer Research Institute Grants
The John M. Stadlbauer Chemistry Department Instrument Fund
The Tidball Center Endowment Fund
The Tischer Endowed Funds
The Williams Observatory Fund
The Phebe Zimmerman Endowment Fund
Endowed Chairs and Professorships
The Beneficial Chair in Economics
The Giles Chair in Early Childhood Education
The Hodson Trust Professorship in Nursing
The Mildred Brown Lefferts Endowed Chair Fund
The Virginia E. Lewis Chair in Political Science
The Sophia M. Libman National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Professorship
The McHenry Dean of the Chapel
The Eleanor S. Pearson Professor Fund
The Hildegarde Pilgram Chair in History
The Andrew G. Truxal Chair of Economics and Sociology
The Whitaker Chair in Chemistry
Reduced Tuition Opportunities
Hood offers several opportunities for reduced tuition, including programs for older citizens and Hood alumnae and alumni
The Encore Program enables Hood alumnae and alumni who hold a B.A. or B.S. from Hood to take undergraduate courses at one-half tuition.
Family Tuition Plan
The Family Tuition Plan enables two or more members of the same family to pay reduced tuition costs. For these purposes, a family is defined as mother, father and dependent children. Under the Family Tuition Plan, one member of the family enrolls as a full-time undergraduate student and pays full-time undergraduate tuition. Other family members enrolling at the Col- lege will receive a 25 percent reduction in tuition, graduate and undergraduate, whether they are full-time students or part-time students.
All students admitted under the Family Tuition Plan must meet the regular admission stan- dards of the College, as appropriate. The Family Tuition Plan applies to tuition only and does not apply to board or other fees. As long as one member of the family is paying full undergrad- uate tuition, the Family Tuition Plan is in effect. The Plan is also applicable to the Summer Session if one member of the family is enrolled for at least 6 credits of undergraduate study.
Renewal Not Retirement
Hood’s Renewal Not Retirement (RNR) program offers persons 60 years of age or older the opportunity to audit undergraduate courses. Studio and lab courses, practicums and self-direct- ed study courses are not available for audit.