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Tuition & Fees

Mills offers you a life-changing education with one-on-one attention from outstanding faculty, top-notch facilities, and an inspiring community of passionate individuals—all in a beautiful and intimate setting. As a top-ranked private college, our costs are competitive with other colleges of our caliber, and we provide access to a vast range of financial aid, including grants, scholarships, college loans, and student employment to make a Mills education attainable.

Curious about the actual cost of your college education after scholarships and financial aid? Visit our net price calculator to see how you can afford a Mills education.


2017–18 Academic Year Tuition and Fees


Direct Costs
Direct Costs are costs 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
Other Possible Costs are costs less likely to appear on a student's bill, or outside costs associated with being 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.) $74

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% 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.