Admission and Scholarship Overview

November 1, 2016  |  Admissions, Financial Aid  |  No Comments

entrancebanners.jpgAt Hood College, we try to make our application process as simple as possible for both students and counselors. We admit students on a rolling basis, so there are no early decision or early action deadlines for applicants to track, and we don’t charge an application fee. Additionally, all students are considered for merit scholarship awards and our honors program when they apply to the college, so qualified applicants will receive an admission decision, and information about their merit scholarship award and honors program eligibility within two to three weeks of completing their applications.

Our merit scholarship awards are a percentage of tuition rather than a set dollar amount so that the value of students’ scholarships remains proportional to the cost of attendance during their time at Hood. These scholarships, based on applicants’ high school grades and achievements, cover up to 50 percent of tuition and are renewable for up to four years. Recipients must enroll on a full-time basis, make satisfactory progress toward their degree and keep their GPA to the level specified in their award letters to maintain their scholarship.

Earlier this year, we announced a new scholarship program for outstanding students. We are pleased to begin awarding four Chair of the Board Scholarships (worth full-tuition!) to first-year students entering in the fall of 2017. All prospective freshmen will be considered for this opportunity, provided they have completed the application process and been offered admission to Hood College by Jan. 15, 2017. Exceptional candidates will be invited to attend Scholars Day on Feb. 11, 2017, where they will participate in a scholarship interview, meet with faculty and administrators, and tour campus. The four recipients of the full-tuition award will be notified no later than two weeks after Scholars Day.

Financial Aid Overview

March 1, 2016  |  Financial Aid  |  No Comments

Hood College understands that locating financial assistance may be a major concern for families in pursuing a college education.  It is the mission of the Office of Financial Aid to help students and their families develop a financial plan to make a Hood College education affordable and to assist students throughout the financial aid process.

Each year, Hood College awards more than $6 million in merit-based scholarships, including scholarships for first-year students entering from high school as well as for students transferring from other colleges. Students admitted to Hood are automatically considered for most merit scholarships, the majority of which are renewable for up to four years (although some require a minimum G.P.A. for their renewal). Overall academic performance, specific academic achievements, leadership and participation in school and community activities are important factors in awarding scholarships to both first-year and transfer students.

To apply for financial aid, students need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov. Read More