• Learn about CIA tuition, grants, and financial information for international students
  • CIA Tuition, Grants, and Financial Information for International Students

    Paying for Your CIA Education

    The CIA is committed to helping you keep costs down and providing as much financial assistance as possible. If costs still seem high, always remember that a CIA degree is an investment in yourself and will pay dividends (financially and otherwise) throughout your career.

    Tuition and Fees by Campus

    Here is a list tuition and fees for all CIA students (U.S. and international)

    Grants for International Students

    We also offer grants and scholarships that meet certain criteria:

    • Global Scholar Award: New students enrolling in the CIA’s culinary arts and baking and pastry arts programs between December and June at our New York, Texas, or California campuses are eligible to receive a $3,000 grant.
    • Alumni Referral Scholarship: 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 application.
    Complete our online form to receive more information about our international student grants.

    Paying For Your Education

    The CIA offers flexible payment options to help you manage expenses. These include:

    • Tuition Installment Plan: This interest-free monthly payment option allows you to maximize your savings and income by spreading your college education expenses across equal monthly payments. Enrollment is simple with a small, one-time fee.
    • Payment in full: This option allows you to pay online using your checking or savings account.
    • Wire transfers: Please call CIA Student Financial & Registration Services at 845-451-1500 for more information on using this service.

    If you have questions about any tuition, fees, grants, scholarships, or payment options, please contact Student Financial and Registration Services at 845-451-1500 or SFRS@culinary.edu.

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  • Contact Us


    Stephen Sobierajsk
    Stephen Sobierajski
    Associate Director—International Admissions
    Office: 845-451-1526
    Stephen.Sobierajski@culinary.edu