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Tuition, Fees and Typical Student Expenses

Presented below are typical full-time student expense budgets for the 2016–17 school year. While the tuition and fees included in these budgets are fixed, other expenses, e.g., books, housing and food, are estimates used by the Financial Aid Office in determining financial aid eligibility. Additional information regarding tuition and fees, including tuition and fees for part-time enrollment, is available at the student accounts tuition page

2017–18 Academic Year Tuition and Fees

Undergraduate

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)
$13,528
Campus Comprehensive Fee $1,142
ASMC Student Activity Fee $200
AC Transit Fee $129
ESTIMATED EXPENSES $59,163


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.)
$4,480
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 $8,088


Total Cost of Attendance
The Cost of Attendance is the sum of Direct Costs and Other Possible Costs.

TOTAL EXPENSES $67,251

* 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.

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Graduate

A typical budget in 2017-18 for an independent graduate student living on campus includes:

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

For tuition information regarding the 2017-18 academic year and beyond, please reference this tuition page.

Tuition (full-time, cohort rate pricing for MFA and MA programs in Book Art, Dance, Music, and Studio Art)* $33,480
Room and Board $13,529
Campus Comprehensive Fee $1,142
ASMC Student Activity Fee $200
AC Transit Fee $129
ESTIMATED EXPENSES $48,480

*Other programs charge per credit. Please see below for more information.

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* $2,235
Personal and Miscellaneous Expenses (estimate) $2,403
Books and Supplies (estimate) $1,514
ESTIMATED ADDITIONAL EXPENSES $6,152

Total Cost of Attendance:
The Cost of Attendance is the sum of Direct Costs and Other Possible Costs.

TOTAL EXPENSES $54,632

 

A typical budget for a commuting graduate student includes:

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

Tuition (full-time, cohort rate pricing for MFA and MA programs in Book Art, Dance, Music, and Studio Art)* $33,480
Campus Comprehensive Fee $ 1,142
ASMC Student Activity Fee $200
AC Transit Fee $ 129
ESTIMATED EXPENSES $34,951

*Other programs charge per credit. Please Please see below for for more information.

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.

Housing, Food and Personal Expenses (estimate) $13,293
Health Insurance* $2,235
Books $1,514
Local Transportation $1,233
ESTIMATED ADDITIONAL EXPENSES $18,275

Total Cost of Attendance:
The Cost of Attendance is the sum of Direct Costs and Other Possible Costs.

TOTAL EXPENSES $53,226


Per Credit Tuition Rates:

Program Semester Academic Year
MFA in Creative Writing** and MA in English Language and Literatures $1,000/per credit Varies
School of Education (all programs) $1,100/per credit Varies
Lokey School of Business and Public Policy
(all programs)
$1,285/per credit Varies
MA and Certificate Programs in Applied Economics, Computer Science, and
Post-Bac Pre-Medical

$1,285/per credit

Varies

* Health Insurance is opt-in but students must indicate to the Office of Wellness and Community Outreach wither they intend to waive or enroll in the plan. Non-immigrant international students’ health insurance fees may vary. More information is available at the Health and Counseling page for International Students.

**Student in the Book Art and Creative Writing Program should see the Book Art tuition information above.

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Last Updated: 4/6/17