Graduate Tuition & Fees 2020–21

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
Dance
Music
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 except the MA in educational leadership)
$1,144 per credit
MA in Educational Leadership (online and traditional program) $750 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
(all programs except the online MA in educational leadership)
$615 $1,230
Campus Comprehensive Fee
(o
nline MA in educational leadership only)
$283 Varies
ASMC Student Activity Fee $100 $200
AC Transit Fee $68.50 $137
ESTIMATED EXPENSES $7,725 $15,450

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
Personal and Miscellaneous Expenses (estimate) $3,784
Books and Supplies (estimate) $1,080
Local Transportation (estimate) $858
Average Loan Fee (estimate) $218
ESTIMATED ADDITIONAL EXPENSES $5,940

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.