You Can Afford Mills.

Mills College recognizes that many students have faced financial hardship and uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In response, we have frozen tuition for the second year in a row to help keep a Mills education within reach. When you complete your admission application, you'll also be considered for scholarships and can apply for need-based financial aid. Our goal is to make a top-ranked education at Mills as accessible and affordable as possible.

2021–22 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)
$14,369
Campus Comprehensive Fee $1,273
ASMC Student Activity Fee $200
AC Transit Fee $137
ESTIMATED EXPENSES $45,319

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) $2,637
Books and Supplies (estimate) $1,125
Transportation (estimate) $342
Average Loan Fees (estimate)
Based on Federal Direct Student Loan origination fee; not charged by Mills College.
$69
ESTIMATED ADDITIONAL EXPENSES $4,173

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

TOTAL EXPENSES $49,492

*Tuition and fees are subject to change on an annual basis.

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.

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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.