Discover the Real Cost of a Mills Education.

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.

Net Price Calculator

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.

2017–18 Academic Year Tuition & Fees for Undergraduates

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

Tuition $44,765
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.

Health Insurance*
(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.)

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.

The Value of a Mills Education

No cost conversation is complete without considering the value of a Mills education. See where Mills graduates go, and meet Mills alumnae who are making a statement around the world.