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Pre-Med: Additional Funding Opportunities

The Pre-Med Program is committed to making a graduate education 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.

Need-Based Scholarships

Need-based scholarships of up to $6,000 may be awarded to full-time students. 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 15 (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

Teaching Assistantships

A small number of teaching assistant (TA) opportunities are available to students during the second year of the program. These assistantships can help cover up to 50 percent of your annual tuition. Meet with your faculty advisor during your first year to explore TA options.

AmeriCorps Matching Grant

Mills supports AmeriCorps alumnae by providing up to $5,500 in matching funds to cover the costs of graduate study. To qualify for this grant, you must be accepted to Mills, attend full time, and submit a copy of your AmeriCorps voucher when you apply for financial aid.