A sense of purpose. Service. Making a difference. You’ve experienced them all in your military career, so it’s only natural to seek them in your next one. A career in food is a great fit for your skills and drive, and so is The Culinary Institute of America, where you’ll practice mastery, discipline, and teamwork in our professional kitchens every day.
Join our strong and committed community of veteran students at the CIA. We’re proud to have been founded in 1946 for the express purpose of preparing World War II veterans for food careers.
In this segment from Meals Ready to Eat, produced by Navy veteran August Dannehl, CIA veteran students share their experiences as they prepare to make a difference in their new careers...
Your GI Bill benefits—based on your years of military service—and Yellow Ribbon program can cover up to 100% of your tuition. So why not choose the best? Use your hard-earned benefits to the fullest, by earning an associate, bachelor’s, or master’s degree from the world-famous CIA.
Learn more about benefits available to veterans at the CIA:
Every student is different, so it’s important to submit your Certificate of Eligibility to the CIA as soon as possible so we can determine how your benefits will affect your balance.
We know that launching a new career can be a challenge. That’s why the CIA is committed to providing you and your family with the tools, support, and camaraderie you need to accomplish your goals, including:
These are among the many reasons the CIA has been named a Military Friendly® School by G.I. Jobs each year. The college is also proud to be a DoD MOU signed institution.
The CIA admits students three times a year, so you can start whenever the time is right for you.
We’re a Military Friendly® School! This designation signals that CIA is one of a select few colleges setting the standard for higher education institutions to provide the best opportunities for veterans and their spouses. Learn more >