The Culinary Institute of America

  • Tuition, Grants, and Financial Information

    The CIA is committed to helping you achieve your culinary career goals and making your education an affordable investment. If you have any questions, please contact Student Financial & Registration Services via phone at 845-451-1500 or e-mail at

    Tuition and Fees by Campus

    Choose a campus location below and then the degree program to view current tuition and fees.

    CIA Grants for International Students

    We’re excited to offer these valuable grants for select programs and entry dates. Just like scholarships, a tuition grant does not have to be repaid.

    • Global Scholar Award
      New students enrolling in the CIA’s culinary arts program between December and June at our New York campus are eligible to receive a $3,000 grant.
    • Alumni Referral Grant
      New students who are referred to the CIA by a graduate will receive a one-time $1,000 scholarship. To be eligible, you must include a letter of recommendation from the CIA graduate with your admission application.

    Financial Information

    The Culinary Institute of America knows the importance of providing payment options that will help you and your family conveniently manage educational expenses. Below are your payment options:

    • Personal checks, bank checks, money orders (U.S. funds drawn on a U.S. bank only), and cash (in person only)—all checks should be payable to The Culinary Institute of America.
    • Internet checking and savings account payment using TMS—you can electronically debit your checking or savings account through the TMS Payment Center.
    • Monthly payment plan—
      • Tuition Installment Plan
        Interest-free monthly payment allowing you college education expenses to be distributed over equal monthly payments. There is a one-time fee for this option.
      • Payment in Full
        Allows you to pay online by electronically debiting your checking or savings account.

    Wire Transfers

    If you are interested in learning about wire transfers, please contact CIA Student Financial & Registration Services at 845-451-1290.

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