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. In fall 2018, we lowered 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.

2020–21 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees*

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

Tuition $29,340
Room and Board
(Based on single room and 15-meal-per-week plan)
Campus Comprehensive Fee $1,230
ASMC Student Activity Fee $200
AC Transit Fee** $137

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.

Personal and Miscellaneous Expenses (estimate) $2,609
Books and Supplies (estimate) $1,080
Average Loan Fees (estimate)
Based on Federal Direct Student Loan origination fee; not charged by Mills College.

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


*Tuition and fees are subject to change on an annual basis.
**Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are eliminating the AC Transit service and fee.

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.

Net Price Calculator

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.