Students must pay or arrange payment for all semester charges (minus applicable financial aid) by August 1, 2012, for the fall semester and January 2, 2013, for the spring semester. Students are responsible for monitoring their account balance and for verifying payments regardless of who is handling the finances.
Charges that are incurred after the term begins are added to the student account when the action occurs and are due immediately. The College reserves the right to change fees at the beginning of any semester.
Full-Time Graduate Tuition and Fees
Part-Time Graduate Tuition and Fees
MBA, joint MBA/MA, MPP and ENG students who have applied for part-time enrollement (fewer than 3 credits) will be charged the MBA, joint MBA/MA, MPP or ENG part-time flat rate. MBA, joint MBA/MA, MPP and ENG students who have not applied for part-time enrollment will be charged the full-time per-credit rate regardless of being enrolled in fewer than 3 credits.
Students enrolled in dual degree programs that have different tuition rates will be charged the higher of the two rates.
2Campus Comprehensive Fee
3AC Transit Fee
4Student Health Plan
All enrolled graduate students are charged for the Student Health Plan. The health plan charge may be waived with proof of comparable insurance coverage and when a Student Health Plan Waiver is completed online at the StudentNet website during the open enrollment period, July 1–August 31 for the fall semester or December 1–January 31 for the spring semester. Student Health Plan Waivers may be accepted up to 10 days after the published deadline with a late health plan waiver fee of $150, but no waivers will be accepted after the 10-day late period. International students are required to purchase the Student Health Plan.
Students in "In Progress" status are not charged for medical services nor may they opt to buy in.
All Mills students are required to waive or enroll in the Student Health Plan for each fall term by going to the StudentNet website during open enrollment. Students returning from a leave of absence or who are readmitted or reinstated to Mills must waive or enroll in the Student Health Plan at the StudentNet website during open enrollment of the semester that they return to Mills. Students who are readmitted/reinstated after open enrollment closes must contact the director of wellness and community outreach in the Division of Student Life. These students will be granted an extension of 10 days beyond the closure of open enrollment to waive or enroll in the plan through the director of wellness and community outreach. Students who fail to do so will be enrolled in the Student Health Plan and charged for the full semester. Students who are readmitted/reinstated beyond the 10-day grace period will be automatically enrolled in the Student Health Plan and their student accounts will be charged for the full semester. If a student's health insurance provider changes, she/he must submit new insurance information with her/his new health insurance provider's coverage information to the director of wellness and community outreach in the Division of Student Life within 30 days of the change.
Students who have a waiver on file and wish to reverse it due to loss of coverage may submit a Student Health Plan Enrollment/Change form to the director of wellness and community outreach in the Division of Student Life. The date of enrollment will be the day following the termination date from the prior plan. Students who enroll for coverage in the fall term after September 11 or in the spring term after February 15 will pay the appropriate semester health plan charge, which will be prorated. Waiver reversals may be submitted anytime throughout the year.
*All rates are in addition to the Student Health Plan charge and will be assessed to the student's account. Dependent coverage includes medical through Kaiser only. Dental is not included.
The Leadership Program in Early Childhood (LPEC) offers summer courses to graduating and entering cohorts at a rate of one-quarter their respective academic year's full-time tuition rate. The School of Education offers summer education courses outside the LPEC Program at a rate of $2,000 per course.
Mills offers a limited number of academic opportunities for other programs during the summer. The nonrefundable, administrative costs for these opportunities are:
Leave of Absence or Withdrawal
The leave of absence/withdrawal date is the date that students provide official notification to the M Center of their intent to take a leave of absence or withdraw from the College. Once a student has completed the procedure for a leave of absence or withdrawal from the College, a tuition adjustment will be applied to the student's account which, in turn, may or may not result in a refund to the student. A student will receive a refund only if there is a credit balance on the student's account after the tuition adjustment has been made and after federal, institutional, and/or state financial aid has been returned to the programs, according to the Return of Federal, State, and Institutional Financial Aid Policy.
The Campus Comprehensive Fee and payment plan enrollment fee are nonrefundable once instruction begins.
Tuition charges will be adjusted as follows:
1Students who take a leave of absence or withdraw up to and including the day of the add deadline will be ineligible to participate in the Student Health Plan. Consequently, they will be credited 100 percent for the Student Health Plan charge as long as they have not used any healthcare services.
2Students who take a leave of absence or withdraw after the add deadline will not receive any adjustment to the Student Health Plan charge and will be insured until the end of the coverage period.
Residential students who take a leave of absence or withdraw from the College will be released from their obligation to pay housing charges only if they are released from their Residence Agreement prior to the commencement of the occupancy period (see Deposits and Refunds). Meal plan charges are adjusted based on the date of check-out from the assigned residence.
Change in Enrollment Status
Part-time students who reduce credits or drop courses before the first day of the term will have their tuition adjusted to reflect the number of credits for which they are registered. Part-time students who reduce credits or drop courses on or after the first day of the term but by the add deadline will have 80 percent of the tuition charges associated with the dropped credits credited to their student account. This adjustment may or may not result in a refund to the student. After the add deadline, no adjustment will be made.
Billing statements will be sent electronically to all registered students in mid-September for the fall semester and in mid-February for the spring semester.
eBilling enables students to view, print, and download their billing statements from the web. Students may authorize any third party to receive a copy of their eBill by creating an authorized user account, which permits Mills College to release information regarding their student account to parents, spouses, and other designated individuals. Students may also complete an Authorization for Disclosure of Student Account Information form (available online and in the M Center).
Students and authorized users are notified by email when an eBill is available for viewing. Paper bills will no longer be sent unless special arrangements have been made by contacting the M Center in writing. There will be a $25 per semester per address charge for requesting paper bills. The charge will appear on the student's account.
Students who take a leave of absence from the College and who have an outstanding balance will be billed quarterly. Students who have withdrawn from the College and who have an outstanding balance will be billed by Mills College Collections.
Payments in Full
Payments by Installment
Mills College reserves the right to place a hold on a student's account for overdue balances. This hold will prevent students from accessing services such as registration, ordering transcripts, and receiving their diploma or certificate. Students' accounts must be paid in full before a diploma, transcript, or certificate can be issued.
Students on leave of absence who do not pay their outstanding balance by the due date on their first bill will be assessed a quarterly late fee that starts at $25 and increases by $25 increments, e.g., $25, $50, $75, $100, etc. All College services, including transcripts and readmission, will be withheld until the student account is paid in full.
Education (Teacher Education)
Early Childhood Education MA
Infant Mental Health
For those students enrolled in the Infant Mental Health 4+1 program, the program fee is $25.
Leadership in Early Childhood
Graduate students in the Electronic Music and Recording Media MFA Program should budget for additional materials required for work in this medium. An average of $600 per semester is required to cover the cost of recordable compact discs and DVDs, hard drives, software, and electronic supplies.
Equestrian classes have a fee payable to the stables ($450–$500). Sailing classes have a fee payable to the boathouse on Lake Merritt ($75–$80). Fees payable to outside vendors are subject to the vendor's refund policy.
2Returned Payment Charge
The Financial Petition Committee reviews all petitions that relate to the late payment fee, late registration fee, late confirmation of semester attendance fee, and tuition adjustments. Petitions must be submitted to the M Center in writing during the semester in which the charge has been assessed or it will not be reviewed. Students may not re-petition the same charge once a decision has been made unless new information is presented. The financial petition form is available online and in the M Center.
Late health plan waiver fee petitions are available through the Health Programs Office in the Division of Student Life. If the Student Health Plan Waiver was not submitted by the published deadline, the Student Health Plan charge cannot be petitioned.
Traffic fines must be appealed directly to Public Safety.
If there is a credit balance on a student's account, a refund may be issued.
Credit balances resulting from financial aid disbursements will be refunded automatically without a request from the student.
Credit balances resulting from cash, check, or payroll/stipend overpayments will be refunded to students upon request. The College reserves the right to hold a refund resulting from a check overpayment for 14 days. Credit balances resulting from credit card transactions will be credited back to the original card and are not refundable in the form of a check.
Students who would like their refund deposited directly into their bank account can enroll in eRefund in the portal. Paper checks are issued and mailed by the Finance Office. Electronic and paper refunds are issued weekly. A fee is charged to the student account for any refunds that are returned due to inaccurate bank account information or reissued due to non-receipt.
Tuition adjustments caused by an official leave of absence, withdrawal, or change in enrollment status may or may not result in a refund to the student. Please review the Tuition and Fees Adjustment Policy for detailed information.