In October 2016, the Board of Trustees approved a change to the graduate tuition pricing structure. The majority of fine arts programs are continuing with a per semester charge, while other programs have moved to a per credit tuition charge. Please reference the chart below for details.
* Book Art refers to the Book Art/Creative WRiting MFA program.
*Student in the Book Art and Creative Writing Program should see the Book Art tuition information above.
Students enrolling in courses outside of their degree program will be charged the per credit tuition rate for the program they are enrolled in. Students enrolled in two degree programs concurrently will be charged the higher of the two rates, if different.
All student fee information for the 2017-2018 academic year will be available in the spring.
Students must pay in full or arrange payment via a payment plan for all semester charges (minus applicable financial aid) by August 1, 2016, for the fall semester and January 2, 2017, 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.
Students enrolled in less than full-time will be charged the per-course-credit rate (except for students officially enrolled in part-time programs). See Student Status section of Graduate Catalog inder Academic Regulations for full-timecredit load by program.
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
This year AC Transit adjusted the EasyPass program fees from an annual cost of $106 to $120.74. This was due to two primary factors: (1) the fees had remained flat since 2011; and (2) AC transit has experienced higher operational expenses. ASMC was presented with this fee increase and voted approval for it.
4Student Health Plan
Fall semester insurance coverage runs from August 15–January 14. Spring semester insurance coverage runs from January 15–August 14.
The Mills Student Health Plan (HMO) consists of medical coverage provided by Kaiser Permanente and dental insurance provided by MetLife. All enrolled undergraduate students are charged for the Mills Student Health Plan (HMO).
The Mills Student Health Deductible Plan (Deductible HMO) consists of medical coverage provided by Kaiser Permanente only; dental is not included. In order to enroll in this plan you must submit a paper enrollment form to Health Services in Cowell or to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will then be waived from the default Student Health Plan (HMO) and enrolled in the Mills Student Health Deductible Plan (Deductible HMO)
All Mills students are required to waive or enroll in a the Student Health Plan each fall term by going to the StudentNet website during open enrollment. 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 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 Manager 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 (HMO) 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 (HMO) and their student accounts will be charged for the full semester. If a student's health insurance provider changes, she must submit new insurance information with her 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 prorated appropriate semester health plan charge, which will be prorated. Waiver reversals may be submitted anytime throughout the year.
The student must be enrolled in one of the student health plans to be eligible to add dependents or partner/spouse coverage in the same type of plan.
Student Health Plan(HMO):
*Dependent coverage includes medical through Kaiser only. Dental is not included
Student Health Deductible Plan (Deductible HMO):
*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.
Summer Tuition and Fees
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.
As of the first day of instruction, all mandatory fees such as the campus comprehensive fee, AC Transit fee, and installment fees if enrolled in a payment plan will not be credited.
Tuition charges will be adjusted as follows:
This policy is only for tuition and fees related to your registration. 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
Full-time students who drop from full time to part time or part-time students who reduce credits or drop courses will have their tuition charges adjusted according to the below schedule. Financial Aid may also be adjusted to reflect a change in enrollment status. Students should consult with a financial aid counselor before changing their enrollment status. This adjustment may or may not result in a refund to the student. The change in enrollment status may also impact the student's ability to meet the satisfactory academic progress requirements to maintain financial aid eligibility for future semesters.
The campus comprehensive fee, AC Transit and Student Health Insurance fees are not prorated for part-time status.
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 and authorized users are notified by email when an eBill is available for viewing. Paper bills will no longer be sent unless special arrangements are made with Student Accounts. A writen request will need to be made to email@example.com. 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 within 50 days of their official leave of absence. 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 or with In-Progress status who do not pay their outstanding balance by the due date on their first bill will be assessed a semester 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 $100. Student fees may change due to insurance requirements for the college.
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.
Fees paid to outside vendors: Sailing class has a fee payable to City of Oakland ($70–$80). American Red Cross charges fees ranging from $50 to $150 for courses such as First Aid/ CPR-AED, Lifeguard Training, and Water Safety Instructor. Equestrian classes have a fee payable to the stables (Historically, fees have been around $450, future fees to be determined by new stables). 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, and tuition adjustments related to leave of absences or withdrawals. 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.
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 to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.