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Mills College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$60,677 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$44,322 tuition
$13,528 on campus room & board
$1,514 books and supplies
$1,313 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$60,677 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$44,322 tuition
$13,528 on campus room & board
$1,514 books and supplies
$1,313 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$27,514 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
100% of students receive aid
39% get federal aid ($5,337 avg)
37% get state aid ($8,517 avg)
99% get institn'l aid ($27,514 avg)
68% get loans ($6,127 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.22% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.22% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $32,812 99%
Federal Grant Aid $5,337 39%
Pell Grants $4,746 39%
Other Federal Grants $956 24%
Institution Grant Aid $27,514 99%
State Grant Aid $8,517 37%
Student Loans $6,127 68%
Federal Loans $5,461 68%
Other Loans $9,042 5%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
$10,000 Y N Y N
$10,000 Y N Y N
$8,000 Y N Y N
$4,000 - $10,000 Y N Y Y
$15,000 - $20,000 Y N N N
$5,000 Y N Y N
- Y Y Y N
$5,000 N N Y N
$9,000 - $15,000 N N Y N
$2,000 - $10,000 N N Y N
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: January 1
Financial aid deadline: February 15
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: April 1
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 1
Does Mills College offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
5000 MacArthur Blvd
Oakland, CA 94613
(510) 430-2000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $1,847
Out of State $1,847


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Ina from Montrose, CA
  • I am a current student here

    Mills College is expensive, but they try to provide as much financial assistance as possible. I recommend that if you need more financial aid apply for an appeal (they frequently do not answer your appeals but at least try). As a small private college, Mills actually has many work-study opportunities.

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  • 5
  • Rebekah from Vallejo, CA
  • I am a past student here

    Mills College takes pride in providing financial assistance to economically disadvantaged students. More than half of my tuition was covered by scholarships provided by Mills, and I only needed to take out federal loans. Considering this is a 4-year BSN program, the academic rigor and networking you experience at Mills will enable you to find a position and pay of student loans in a very efficient manner.

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  • 4
  • Emily from San Ramon, CA
  • I am a current student here

    It is true that Mills is quite expensive, as all private colleges are, but they do offer decent financial aid, usually more than public colleges do. If you can afford it, or are willing to take out the student loans, the quality of education you will receive is definitely worth it.

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  • 4
  • Kenna from Oakley, CA
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    It's pretty pricey but they are very generous with their financial aid (my award package was around $48,000) and are willing to work with you to make sure you are able to attend their school.

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  • 4
  • Susana from Citrus Heights, CA
  • I am a current student here

    Mills is expensive, but the knowledge and people you will gain while here will counter-act the financial costs. There are also loads of (FREE) services available to the students, make sure you take advantage of those! I just went to career services today and was able to have my resume looked over, I now know how to make my resume more efficient and concise.

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