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Undergraduate Tuition and Financial Aid


Tuition, Fees and Other Charges for the 2013-2014 Academic Year

Refer to Tuition and Fees for future pricing information.
All fees listed are per semester.

Tuition - 12 to 18.5 credit hours $ 16,400      $ 16,400 
Room - Shared       $ 2,965   
Room - Single $ 3,325  
Room - Apartment  $ 3,080  
Board - Unlimited 19-meal plan
(required of first-year students)
 $ 2,710  
Board - 15-meal plan $ 2,635   
Board - 10-meal plan   $ 2,570   
Board - Commuter and off-campus resident meal plan   $ 780
Comprehensive Fee  $ 240       $ 240
Tuition per credit hour $950   
Audit Fee per credit hour $475   
Comprehensive Fee $155   
Comprehensive fee per term $95 (winter, summeri, summer II)  
Hood Start $150 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 or by calling the Accounting Office at (301) 696-3609.

Referral to Collection Agency

Delinquent accounts are referred to a collection agency. At the time of referral, collection costs added to the account balance are a minimum of 25%, plus any attorney and/or court costs. The student will be liable for collection costs and other costs incurred by Hood College in an effort to collect monies due from the student

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: Tuition Board
 Prior to beginning of the semester 100 percent 100 percent
Within the 14 calendar days from the first day
of the semester
80 percent 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.

Summer Terms

One-week and two-week terms Tuition 
Prior to first meeting of class 100 percent
Within the first 2 days from  
the first day of the term
80 percent
3rd day and thereafter no refund
Three-week and four-week terms Tuition
Prior to first meeting of class 100 percent
Within the first 4 days from 
the first day of the term
80 percent
5th day and thereafter no refund
Five-week and six-week terms Tuition
Prior to first meeting of class 100 percent
Within the first 7 calendar days from 
the first day of the term
80 percent
8th calendar day and thereafter no refund



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.

Financial Need

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:

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 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

Veterans’ Educational Benefits —Veterans’ Educational Benefits—Hood College serves as a liaison/informational resource to veterans by providing Veterans Administration forms and certifying military students for benefits. 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.

 Second 25 1.50
 Third 38 1.60
 Fourth 50 1.70
 Fifth  63 1.90
 Sixth 75 2.00
Seventh 88 2.00
Eighth 100 2.00
Ninth 113 2.00
Tenth 124 2.00

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

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 Process

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.

Merit Scholarships

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 Anne 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 Kurbyweit 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 Stephanie Lundy Normann ’56 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 Eleanor C. Stanley and Kenneth N. Stanley Scholarship Fund

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 Dr. Olivia G. White 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 Achievement Fund

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 Board of Associates Leadership 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 Hood College Ring Scholarship

The Hilda C. Landers Scholarship

The Loats Foundation Scholarships

The McCardell Family Scholarship Fund

The Charles and Kathryn Nicodemus Annual Scholarship Fund

The Nora Roberts Foundation Scholarship in Nursing

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 Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs Leadership Award

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 Bromer Peace Prize

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 Achievement Award

The Computer Science Faculty Prize

The Computer Science Chair’s Fund Prize

The Joseph E. Dahms Community Service Award

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 Godman Prize in French*

The Ardine and Phyllis Gorden Music Scholar Prize

The Ardine and Phyllis Gorden Musical Talent Prize

The Suzanne Gottert ’68 Prize in Art

The Dr. Ruth Esther Griffith Biology Award

The Edenia Guillermo Award

The Shirley Conner Hardinge ’44 Prize

The Maureen Kelly Hess ’81 Prize

The Hood College Retailing Club 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 Mary Margaret Rose Award

The Rouse Graduate Scholarship

The SGA Student Leader of the Year Award

The Esther E. Shaw Award

The William Sprigg Prize

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 White Blazer Award

The Elizabeth Leiby Wood ’38 Prize

The Linda Wyatt ’69 and Marleen Spriggs ’69 Award in African-American Studies

* Not currently available for award

Graduate School Scholarships

The Afghan Women Scholarship Fund*

The Association of Medical Diagnostics Manufacturers Scholarship

* Not currently available for award

Graduate School Awards

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 Frederick W. and Lenora F. Dietzel M.B.A. 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

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 Hanson Lecture Series

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 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 Anne Derbes Art Outreach Fund*

The Nancy Salzman Ebert ’57 Education Technical Learning Laboratory

The First Generation Student Center

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

* Not currently available for award

Chairs and Professorships

The Beneficial Chair in Economics

The Giles Chair in Early Childhood Education

The Hodson Trust Professorship in Nursing

The KBE Head Tennis Coach Fund*

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

* Not currently available for award

Reduced Tuition Opportunities

Hood offers several opportunities for reduced tuition, including programs for older citizens and Hood alumnae and alumni

Encore Program

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.