Graduate Tuition & Fees 2021–22

We recognize that many students have faced financial hardship and uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In response, Mills has frozen tuition for the second year in a row to keep a high-quality graduate education at Mills as affordable as possible. 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
Studio Art
$17,416.50 $34,833
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 MA in educational leadership)
$1,144 per credit
MA in Educational Leadership (online and traditional program) $750 or $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

*Rate dependent on when student was admitted to program.

Direct Costs

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

For All Programs Except the Online MA in Educational Leadership

Costs Semester Academic Year
Room and Board
(based on single room and 15-meal-per-week plan)
$7,184.50 $14,369
Campus Comprehensive Fee
(all programs except the online MA in educational leadership)
$636.50 $1,273
ASMC Student Activity Fee $100 $200
AC Transit Fee $68.50 $137
ESTIMATED EXPENSES $7,989.50 $15,979

For the Online MA in Educational Leadership

Costs Semester Academic Year
Program Fee
nline MA in educational leadership only)
$283 $566

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) $2,637
Books and Supplies (estimate) $1,125
Transportation (estimate) $342
Average Loan Fee (estimate) $217

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.