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Graduate Tuition & Fees 2019–20

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. Our tuition and fees are subject to change on an annual basis.

Flat-Rate Tuition by Graduate Program

Program Semester Academic Year
Book Art     
Studio Art  
$17,416.50 $34,833
Book Art (fifth non-resident semester) $8,708.25 N/A
Pre-Med $15,810 $31,620

Per-Credit Tuition by Graduate Program

Program Rate
Creative Writing & Literature $1,040 per credit
Mills College School of Education (all programs) $1,144 per credit
Educational Leadership (online master's program) $1,144 per credit
Lorry I. Lokey School of Business & Public Policy (all applied economics, business, and public policy programs) $1,337 per credit
Computer Science $1,337 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
(Based on single room and 15-meal-per-week plan)
$6,941.50 $13,883
Campus Comprehensive Fee
—Online-only Program
ASMC Student Activity Fee $100 $200
AC Transit Fee $68.50 $137

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.)
Personal and Miscellaneous Expenses (estimate) $2,302
Books and Supplies (estimate) $1,612
Local Transportation (estimate) $1,251
Average Loan Fee (estimate) $218

*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. For non-immigrant international students, the health insurance fee for the academic year is $2,300. 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 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.