Tuition & Fees

Tuition and Fees
The Seminary adheres to the principle expressed by The Association of Theological Schools that students should expect to cover a manageable portion of the cost of their theological education. That principle notwithstanding, Hood’s tuition is far lower than the actual cost of its education. A conservative estimate of the average cost of theological education is approximately three times the cost of the tuition at Hood.

Tuition costs are kept as low as possible through the support of many individuals, churches, and foundations.


During the academic semester, if a student withdraws with the approval of the Academic Dean, he/she may be eligible for a refund. No refunds will be granted on institutional scholarships or grants-in-aid. When a refund of tuition is due, it is prorated as follows:

100% refund – before the semester begins through the end of the Drop/Add period

85% refund – at the end of the 3rd week of the semester

70% refund – at the end of the 4th week of the semester

55% refund – at the end of the 5th week of the semester

40% refund – at the end of the 6th week of the semester

25% refund – at the end of the 7th week of the semester

10% refund – at the end of the 8th week of the semester
There will be no refund beyond the 8th week of the semester.