Cost of college went up for all students at Hood College

Tuition and fees rose 3.9 percent for 2017-18 at Hood College, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.


Tuition and fees rose 3.9 percent for 2017-18 at Hood College, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Maryland students paid $37,960 to attend the four-year private not-for-profit institution this year $1,420 more than the $36,540 charged for 2016-17.

Data shows 99 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 254 students received grants or scholarships totaling $6.44 million and 174 students took out student loans totaling more than $1.46 million.

Including all undergraduates, 1,217 students used grants or scholarships totaling $26.4 million. Another 857 took out $6.16 million in federal student loans.

The cost of attending
Enrollment
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
Change in tuition and fees 2014-15 to 2017-18
~1,436
$34,120
$35,150
$36,540
$37,960
11.3%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Hood College in 2015-16.
Type of Aid
Number of students receiving aid
Percent receiving aid
Total amount of aid received
Average amount of aid per student
Federal grants
81
32%
$379,272
$4,682
State / local grant or scholarship
95
37%
$463,384
$4,878
Institutional grants or scholarships
254
99%
$5,594,846
$22,027
Grant or scholarship aid total
254
99%
$6,437,502
$25,344
Federal student loans
173
67%
$970,990
$5,613
Other student loans
28
11%
$490,163
$17,506
Student loan aid
174
68%
$1,461,153
$8,397
Total student aid
254
99%

Editor's note: A previous version of this story incorrectly described the cost of attendance, which includes both tuition and fees.

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