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Financing Your Education

The Graduate School at Hood College offers a great education with affordable tuition and a number of ways to pay for graduate coursework. 

Employer payment plans

Many employers offer education reimbursement programs that may pay for some or all of employees' tuition. Information about those programs is available through employers' Human Resources offices. Hood College has also developed special payment plans with two school districts. Frederick County Public Schools teachers and staff may be eligible for the Direct Pay Tuition Plan. Teachers in the Montgomery County Public Schools Hood Educational Leadership cohort programs may take advantage of the special MCPS Plan.  


The Association of Medical Diagnostics Manufacturers has established a scholarship for students enrolled in the Regulatory Compliance track of the MBA program. A scholarship created by faculty member Phil Berneburg is awarded annually to a new ceramic arts student pursuing a masters in fine arts degree.

The Afghan Friends Network has funded the Afghan Women's Scholarship earmarked specifically for graduate study and is awarded to two Afghan women who apply and are admitted to one of five graduate programs at Hood College: Biomedical Science, Environmental Biology, Computer Science, Information Technology or Management of Information Technology.

Graduate assistantships and workships

Hood College offers a number of graduate assistantships that provide tuition and stipends for teaching and/or research assistance. Workships that provide partial tuition remission are available in academics, athletics and student life. See Graduate Assistantships and Workships page for more information and how to apply.

Financial aid

The federal government offers aid Federal Direct Unsubsidized and Grad PLUS loans to assist U.S. citizens in pursuing master's degree programs. Maryland has a graduate and professional scholarship program for state residents who demonstrate financial need. For more information, visit Hood's Graduate Loans section, Federal Student Aid, the Maryland Higher Education Commission and Hood's Financial Aid web page. 

Hood College tuition payment plan

This payment plan allows students to pay a semester's tuition and fees over a four- or five-month period. Monthly payments are deducted from a checking or savings account or by credit card. Learn more about the payment plan at

Veterans benefits

Hood College provides services to veterans and dependents of veterans eligible for veterans' educational benefits, including the Yellow Ribbon Scholarship Program. Information about veterans' benefits is available through the Office of Financial Aid.