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)
$13,528
Campus Comprehensive Fee $1,142
ASMC Student Activity Fee $200
AC Transit Fee $129
ESTIMATED EXPENSES $59,764

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.)
$2,235
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.)
$74
ESTIMATED ADDITIONAL EXPENSES $5,843

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

TOTAL EXPENSES $65,607

*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.