The Culinary Institute of America

  • Investing in You

    The CIA is committed to making your world-class culinary education affordable. Our valuable scholarships and grants are designed to help students achieve their academic dreams and career goals. We carefully look at each student’s financial circumstances and offer you the best financial package possible. And with approximately 90% of current CIA students receiving some form of financial aid, CIA excellence is affordable. No matter what your career goals may be, a CIA education is a smart investment in your future.

    Up to $10,000 in Merit Scholarships

    Maximize your scholarships by enrolling at our New York campus during Winter/Spring 2016. Culinary arts students can qualify for up to $10,000 each year in merit scholarships for select dates! These scholarships are awarded to students who have demonstrated academic excellence and leadership qualities in their school and work experiences. CIA need-based and housing grants are also available in addition to any federal or state financial aid you qualify for! Use our merit calculator now to find out what you may qualify for and get started on your journey in the amazing world of food.

    Students received $26 million in CIA grants & scholarships in 2014–15Merit Calculator

    Available scholarships and grants by campus:

  • Student Financial & Registration Services

    1946 Campus Drive
    Hyde Park, NY 12538-14999

    845-451-1500

    SFRS@culinary.edu

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