You can reduce the out-of-pocket expense of your graduate education by researching and applying for outside scholarships. These awards can reduce the amount of student loans you take out or decrease the amount of your personal contribution.
You can apply for outside scholarships by researching the opportunities available to you through your employer or community resources or by leveraging reputable scholarship databases. Here are some online scholarship search tools that our students have found helpful:*
*Inclusion in this list does not imply an endorsement from Mills College.
Mills graduate students also may be eligible for the following awards:
Mills College offers an AmeriCorps Matching Grant to qualified AmeriCorps alumni. This award matches AmeriCorps funds the student requests for graduate educational costs on a dollar-for-dollar basis up to $5,500 or tuition whichever is less. To qualify, students must be enrolled full-time at Mills and must submit a copy of their voucher to the Financial Aid Office in the M Center. Please note that any institutional funds previously awarded are considered part of the institutional match.
Students who received Cal Grants as undergraduates within the final 15 months of enrollment may qualify for an additional year of funding while pursuing only a teaching credential. Eligible students are required to submit both a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the academic year in which benefits are requested and the Request for Cal Grant Teaching Credential Program Benefits form.