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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

2016–17 Academic Year Tuition and Fees

Undergraduate

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

Tuition $44,322
Room and Board
(Based on single room and 19 meals per week plan)
$13,528
Campus Comprehensive Fee $1,042
ASMC Student Activity Fee $150
AC Transit Fee $106
ESTIMATED EXPENSES $59,148


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 $67,236

* 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 for an independent graduate student living on campus includes:

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

Tuition (full-time, except for Studio Art, Doctorate in Education, MBA, and Post-Bac Pre-Med) $32,504
Room and Board $13,528
Campus Comprehensive Fee $1,042
AC Transit Fee $121
ESTIMATED EXPENSES $47,195

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
ESTIMATED ADDITIONAL EXPENSES $8,014

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

TOTAL EXPENSES $55,209

 

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, except for Studio Art, Doctorate in Education, and Post-Bac Pre-Med) $32,504
Campus Comprehensive Fee $ 1,042
AC Transit Fee $ 121
ESTIMATED EXPENSES $33,667

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) $12,492
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
Books $1,514
Local Transportation $1,270
ESTIMATED ADDITIONAL EXPENSES $19,756

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

TOTAL EXPENSES $53,423 

Full-Time Graduate Tuition Charges:

Full-time
See exceptions below                          
$32,504

Exceptions:

Graduate Full-time Studio Art Tuition $39,032
Full-time Doctorate in Education Tuition $34,920
Full-time MBA Tuition $32,670
Full-time Post-Bac Pre-Med Tuition $30,890

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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P: 510.430.2000
F: 510.430.2003

Undergraduate Students
E: finaid@mills.edu

Graduate Students
E: grad-finaid@mills.edu
Last Updated: 9/27/16