You Can Afford Mills.

We want academically talented students to realize that a Mills education is within their reach. That's why we have reduced our tuition cost upfront. Beginning fall 2018, we are lowering our tuition by 36%. You'll still be considered for scholarships and can apply for need-based financial aid on top of this tuition reduction. Our goal is to make a Mills education as accessible and affordable as possible for a top-ranked education. Learn how we are leading California in this effort.

2018–19 Tuition & Fees | Net Price Calculator | 2017–18 Tuition & Fees

2018–19 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees


Direct Costs: Costs that are likely to appear on an average student's bill.

Tuition $28,765
Room and Board
(Based on single room and 15 meal per week plan)
$13,448
Campus Comprehensive Fee (estimate) $1,163
ASMC Student Activity Fee $200
AC Transit Fee $129
ESTIMATED EXPENSES $43,705

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.

Health Insurance (estimate)*
(Unless you are an international student, you can waive out of this fee if you are covered by a family plan.)
$2,061
Personal and Miscellaneous Expenses (estimate) $2,394
Books and Supplies (estimate) $1,611
Average Loan Fees (estimate)
(Based on Federal Direct Student Loan origination fee. Not charged by Mills College.)
$74
ESTIMATED ADDITIONAL EXPENSES $6,140

Total Cost of Attendance: The cost of attendance is the sum of direct costs and other possible costs.

TOTAL EXPENSES
$49,845

*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.

Net Price Calculator

With financial aid, the actual cost of a Mills education may be lower than the tuition and fees outlined above. 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.

2017–18 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees 

The Value of a Mills Education

No cost conversation is complete without considering the value of a Mills education. Our alumnae take the skills they learned at Mills to become independent thinkers, creative problem solvers, and collaborative leaders. See where Mills graduates go, and meet Mills alumnae who are making a statement in their careers and communities.