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Financial Aid

Investing in a Mills education is a smart investment in your future. Every day, our 25,000+ alumnae blaze trails, influence policy and politics, right injustices, break glass ceilings, and create a more equitable world.

More than 80% of incoming Mills students receive some form of financial aid. We offer a variety of merit- and need-based scholarships that can total up to $26,000 for first-year students and up to $17,000 for transfer students. Additional aid is available through federal and state grants, private scholarships, loans, and work-study opportunities.

Here are all the forms and deadlines you need to apply for financial aid:


Fall Applicants

Type of Applicant Application Form Apply By
First-Year Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
The Federal School Code for Mills College is 001238
Feb. 15
  Cal Grant GPA Verification Form (CA residents only) Mar. 2
Transfer Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
The Federal School Code for Mills College is 001238
Mar. 2
  Cal Grant GPA Verification Form (CA residents only who do not currently have a Cal Grant)
Note: Submit form to most recently attended college, not to Mills.
Mar. 2

Spring Applicants

Type of Applicant Application Form Apply By
First-Year Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
The Federal School Code for Mills College is 001238
Nov. 1 (CA residents applying for a Cal Grant must file FAFSA by Mar. 2)
  Cal Grant GPA Verification Form (CA residents only) Mar. 2 of the year preceding spring term
Transfer Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
The Federal School Code for Mills College is 001238
Nov. 1 (CA residents applying for a Cal Grant must file FAFSA by Mar. 2)
  Cal Grant GPA Verification Form (CA residents only who do not currently have a Cal Grant)
Note: Submit form to most recently attended college, not to Mills.
Mar. 2 of the year preceding spring term

For more detailed information or to get personal assistance, visit our financial aid site.