Mills College
Oakland, CA, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$24,558
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$30,257
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$30,257
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$13,448
Books and Supplies
$1,611
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
71%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
47%
Average Aid Per Year
$35,560
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
47%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,151
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$29,989
Students receiving state aid
38%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$8,245
Students receiving federal aid
47%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,151
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$42,971
$30k - $48k
$41,590
$48k - $75k
$38,147
$75k - $110k
$35,366
$110k+
$27,162
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$649,927

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
75%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,459
Students receiving federal loans
75%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,988
Average Other Loans Per Year
$15,553
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$19,000
Loan Default Rate
3%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$257

What Students Are Saying

4.02 Average Rating
Not to mince words, Mills is expensive. It is a private school with a hefty price tag. But, it is absolutely worth every penny. For that money you get person attention, tiny classes, amazing resources both academic and personal, an on campus library with a secret book room, amazing speakers and lectures all the time, and the opportunity to really thrive and succeed.
Elizabeth from Citrus Heights, CA
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.
Ina from Montrose, CA
Because this school was founded for wealthy white women in the 1800s, students now are privy to many school traditions such as the president's tea, the Junior/Senior celebration, and many other events that have clearly been around since the early 1900s.
Charity from Daly City, CA
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.
Rebekah from Vallejo, CA
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.
Emily from San Ramon, CA
Although Mills College does seem to be on the pricey side as far as colleges are concerned, I would have to say that it's well worth it. The financial aid offered at Mills College is also something worth mentioning. Mills College gives great financial aid packages and the financial aid office staff are always friendly and ready to help.
Sarah from pomona, CA
To be honest, I got a Financial Aid Award of $46,318 (which $6,000 are suggested in loan) while the estimated cost of attendance is $52,706. Another $6,388 are left for me to pay on my own; in ONE year! $12,388 on my hands while being in a very low-income family of about $9,000 a year. I will have to sign up for other scholarships I believe.
Kimberly from Los Angeles, CA
Very worth the money I am spending to be here.
Kaila from Oakland, CA

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