Grants & Scholarships Available

Generous financial aid packages for culinary arts programs. Grants start at $3,000.
Grants & Scholarships Available

Get started on your culinary education with the help of the CIA’s generous financial aid packages. Grants start at $3,000.

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The Culinary Institute of America

  • Food is YOUR Life

    Go ahead, admit it: you have a passion for food.

    If you, like many others, dream of having a successful career doing something you really love, The Culinary Institute of America can put you on that path.

    You’ll feel right at home at the CIA. Our students have one very important thing in common—a passion for food. But there’s also a rich diversity here, a sharing of different cultures and ideas among classmates who come from all walks of life:

    • Students right out of high school eager to soak up the knowledge and skills they need for the food world.
    • Students at other colleges who have realized that they want to be in the food industry and are ready to make the switch to the CIA.
    • Career advancers with a desire to broaden their career choices after working in the foodservice industry.
    • Career changers who want to make a switch so they can achieve their goal of working with food.
    • A whole canvass of students—from veterans to internationals to entrepreneurs to those just a year or so out of school—who simply feel it’s their time to join the amazing world of food.

    No matter your background, you’ll be in good company at the CIA, where our students range in age from 18 to 64. In such a stimulating learning environment and diverse campus community, you’ll fit right in.

    Find Your Path at the CIA

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    Our comprehensive offering of degree and certificate programs, across three world-class U.S. campuses, ensures that we have the right program for you. Our degree programs are offered throughout the year, and their application process is simple and can largely be accomplished online. Our admissions counselors are available by phone, e-mail, and text to answer your questions and guide you. And we invite you to come visit us at any campus—our schedule of information sessions gives you many options to choose from. There’s nothing quite like seeing the CIA up close and personal.

    We invite you to learn about our offerings; the CIA is sure to have the right program for you. And we invite you to create your account today to get more information about our programs or to start your application.

  • Winter Grants Available

    Tuition grants are available as early as January for culinary arts majors at our New York campus. Start planning for 2015.
  • Take Your Career To The Next Level

    Put your industry experience to work in the Associate Degree Program for Advanced Career Experience (ACE) students. Not only will you earn an outstanding education and degree in just 15 months, you’ll add a valuable credential to your resume and gain the best opportunity for career advancement.