Graduate Tuition & Fees 2018–19

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     
Dance
Music
Studio Art  
$17,075 $34,150
Pre-Med $15,500 $31,000

Per-Credit Tuition by Graduate Program

Program Rate
Creative Writing & Literature $1,020 per credit        
Mills College School of Education (all programs including infant mental health) $1,122 per credit
Lorry I. Lokey School of Business & Public Policy (all applied economics, business, and public policy programs) $1,311 per credit
Applied Economics, Computer Science $1,311 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 $6,724 $13,448
Campus Comprehensive Fee $581.50 $1,163
ASMC Student Activity Fee $100 $200
AC Transit Fee $64.50 $129
ESTIMATED EXPENSES $7,473 $14,946

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.)
$2,302
Personal and Miscellaneous Expenses (estimate) $2,302
Books and Supplies (estimate) $1,612
Local Transportation $1,251
Average Loan Fee $218
ESTIMATED ADDITIONAL EXPENSES $7,777

*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.

2017–18 Graduate Tuition & Fees

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.