Education: Additional Funding Opportunities

The School of Education is committed to making graduate study at Mills as affordable and accessible as possible. The following program-specific sources of financial aid are available in addition to those outlined on our financial aid for graduate students page.

Graduate & Research Assistantships

All new students in our Early Childhood Education Programs are considered for graduate assistantships in the Mills College Children’s School. In the additional questions section of the Mills graduate application, indicate that you plan to apply for financial aid. Then submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 1 (fall application) or November 1 (spring application) to receive priority consideration for these scholarships.

If you are DACA-eligible or otherwise unable to submit a FAFSA online, contact the Office of Graduate Admissions to learn about alternate documentation. You can reach us at 510.430.3309 or grad-admission@mills.edu.

A limited number of research assistantships are also available for students in any of our graduate education programs, but these are usually awarded to continuing students. Meet with your faculty advisor during your first year to explore research assistantship possibilities.

TEACH Grants

The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant awards up to $4,000 a year to Mills education students who plan to teach certain “high-need” subjects in low-income school districts. Examples of high-need fields include bilingual education and ESL, mathematics, science, reading, and special education. Contact your School of Education admissions counselor at 510.430.3170 or education@mills.edu for more details.