Tuition & Financial Aid

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We are fully committed to ensuring that a Mills education is within reach for those who have the desire and the qualifications to attend. Our costs are competitive with other colleges of our caliber, and we provide access to a range of financial aid, including scholarships and loans. Some are funded by Mills directly, and others are state and federal programs.

To learn more about applying for financial aid at Mills and access downloadable forms and applications, visit the Mills graduate financial aid page. For tuition, fee, and payment information, visit graduate tuition and fees.

Public Policy Financial Aid Resources

AmeriCorps - Mills College offers an AmeriCorps Matching Grant to qualified AmeriCorps alumni. This award matches AmeriCorps funds the student requests for graduate educational costs on a dollar-for-dollar basis.  Please note that any institutional funds previously awarded are considered part of the institutional match.

Mills Public Policy-City Hall Fellows Scholarship - This scholarship provides financial support to alumni of the City Hall Fellows Program. Click to learn more about the Mills Public Policy-City Hall Fellows Scholarship.

Davis-Putter Scholarship - This scholarship provides grants to undergraduate and graduate student activists working to effect social change and peace.

Income Based Repayment - Information on the income based repayment program and federal payment/forgiveness programs.

Mills Public Policy-Greenlining Institute Scholarship - This scholarship provides financial support to alumni of the Greenlining Summer Associate Program or Fellowship Program. Click to learn more about the Mills Public Policy-Greenlining Scholarship.

National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration - Financial aid information for students in public administration and policy programs.

National Association of Graduate and Professional Students - Umbrella organization for graduate professional students and graduate professional organizations; provides resources and representation.

PLUS Loans - Information on federal PLUS loans for graduate and professional students.

Public Policy & International Affairs (PPIA) - As a PPIA Consortium partner, the Mills Public Policy Program offers scholarships to alumni of the PPIA Summer Institute.  Click to learn more about benefits PPIA alumni are eligible for at Mills.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Information on Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program for students.

Truman Scholarship Foundation Scholarship  program for students pursuing graduate degrees in public service fields.

Additional list of scholarships with a public policy focus.


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Last Updated: 11/6/14