The Culinary Institute of America

  • 2015–2016 Tuition and Fees: California Campus

    Associate Degree Programs
    Accelerated Culinary Arts Program (ACAP)
    Wine and Beverage Graduate Certificate Program (WBGC)

    Wine and Beverage Graduate Certificate

    The figures below represent 2015–2016 tuition and fees for certificate programs currently offered by The Culinary Institute of America, and should be used solely as a means to estimate your expenses for attending the WBGC.

    Please note that 2016–2017 tuition and fee rates, which go into effect August 1, 2016, will apply to the WBGC, as the program start date is August 23, 2016. Tuition and fee information for 2016–2017 will be available in spring 2016 at or by calling CIA Admissions (1-800-CULINARY) at that time.

    First Semester  
    Tuition $13,965
    Application $50
    Confirmation $100
    Supplies $1,270†
    Board* $1,400
    General Fee+ $620
    Total $17,405
    Second Semester  
    Tuition $13,965
    Board* $1,400
    General Fee+ $620
    Total $15,985

    * Board covers two meals per instructional day.
    + Includes charges such as student activity and exam fees.
    † First-semester supplies include culinary knife kit, textbooks, and uniforms.

    Residence Hall Rates
    Rates per semester are as follows:
    Single, Private Bath $4,560
    Off-campus Two-bed Apartments $4,025
    Double $3,675
    Triple $2,995
    Quad $2,995

    Note: In addition to the fees listed above, California residents, or students enrolled at the California campus, may be subject to a non-refundable Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) fee. For students who enroll after January 1, 2015, the fee is $0 (zero) per $1,000 of institutional charges. The STRF rate is subject to change based on the balance in the STRF account. Read more information about the STRF. (PDF)

  • Student Financial & Registration Services

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