While our costs are comparable to other colleges of our caliber, Mills works closely with each student and their family/support network to provide the right mix of financial aid—merit scholarships, need-based aid, grants, loans, and student employment—to make a Mills education as affordable as possible.
With financial aid, the real cost of a Mills education may be significantly lower than the tuition and fees outlined below. Visit our affording a Mills education page for more information, or use our Net Price Calculator to get a personalized estimate for your specific circumstances.
Direct Costs: Costs that are likely to appear on an average student's bill.
|Room and Board
(Based on single room and 19 meal per week plan)
|Campus Comprehensive Fee||$1,142|
|ASMC Student Activity Fee||$200|
|AC Transit Fee||$129|
Other Possible Costs: Costs that are less likely to appear on a student's bill, or outside costs you may need to cover as a student.
(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)||$2,020|
|Books and Supplies (estimate)||$1,514|
|Average Loan Fees
(Based on Federal Direct Student Loan origination fee. Not charged by Mills College.)
|ESTIMATED ADDITIONAL EXPENSES||$5,843|
Total Cost of Attendance
The cost of attendance is the sum of direct costs and other possible costs.
*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.