The Culinary Institute of America

  • GI Bill Benefits: Financing Your Culinary Education

    You may know of The Culinary Institute of America's (CIA) proven college degree programs in culinary arts and baking and pastry arts. What you may not be aware of are the advantages available to those of you who are making the transition from military life to a new career. Click on the links below to learn more about:

    Detailed information about Veterans Education benefits including the Yellow Ribbon Program and transferring your GI Bill Benefits to dependents can be found by visiting the GI Bill website. For more information, please contact Eric Jenkins, Admissions Counselor, at 845-451-1484 or

    eBenefits. This portal is a central location for Veterans, Service Members, and their families to research, find, access, and, in time, manage their benefits and personal information. eBenefits offers a personalized workspace (My Dashboard) that provides quick access to eBenefits tools. Using eBenefits tools, you can apply for benefits, download your DD 214, view your benefits status, in addition to other actions as needed. This workspace is available to you once you have created an eBenefits account.

    MHA/BAH. The Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) is a U.S. based allowance prescribed by geographic duty location, pay grade, and dependency status. Housing Allowance (MHA) payments you receive for the Post-9/11 GI Bill are based on the military's Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) rates for an E-5 with dependents. Department of Defense adjusts the military BAH rate every calendar year (or January 1). Visit The Basic Allowance for Housing online for more information.