Graduate Tuition & Fees 2017–18

Depending on the graduate program, the Mills tuition amount is based on either a flat rate per semester or a per-credit rate based on the number of courses you take.

Flat-Rate Tuition by Graduate Program

Program Semester Academic Year
Book Art & Creative Writing
Dance
Music
Studio Art
$16,740 $33,480
Book Art & Creative Writing (fifth nonresident semester) $8,370

Per-Credit Tuition by Graduate Program

Program Rate
Creative Writing & Literature (all programs except book art) $1,000 per credit
Mills College School of Education (all programs including infant mental health) $1,100 per credit
Lorry I. Lokey School of Business & Public Policy (all programs) $1,285 per credit
Applied Economics
Computer Science
Pre-Med
$1,285 per credit

Direct Costs

Direct costs are the costs that are likely to appear on an average student's bill.

Costs Semester Academic Year
Room and Board $6,764.50 $13,529
Campus Comprehensive Fee $571 $1,142
ASMC Student Activity Fee $100 $200
AC Transit Fee $64.50 $129
ESTIMATED EXPENSES $7,500 $15,000

Other Possible Costs

These are costs that are less likely to appear on a student's bill or outside costs you may need to cover as a student.

Possible Costs Academic Year
Health Insurance*
(Unless you are an international student you can waive out of this fee if you are covered by a family plan.)
$2,235
Personal and Miscellaneous Expenses (estimate) $2,403
Books and Supplies (estimate) $1,514
Local Transportation $837
Average Loan Fee $220
ESTIMATED ADDITIONAL EXPENSES $7,209

*Health insurance is opt-out and may be waived if a student is covered through another plan that meets certain criteria. Over 85 percent of Mills students waive out of this plan. Non-immigrant international students’ health insurance fees may vary. More information is available at the Health and Counseling page for International Students.

We're Here to Help.

If you have any questions about cost and aid for our graduate programs, please reach out to us at 510.430.3309 or grad-admission@mills.edu to connect with your admission counselor. They'll be able to provide you with general information, and they can refer you to a financial aid specialist for more detailed assistance.