Reduced Hours and Activities During Late July/August

We love to welcome campus visitors, but before you make your plans, please note that amazing changes are underway at the CIA campuses during the summer and our visiting hours and restaurant hours may be affected.

Please note that classes for degree and certificate program students at all of our U.S. campuses will not be in session from July 28–August 21, 2017. Classes will resume on August 22.


  • The Admissions Office at all three campuses will be open to welcome prospective students and their families.


  • Since many of our restaurants rely on our students for the full CIA dining experience, please refer to for the most up-to-the-minute information.
  • At the New York campus, all restaurants will be closed during this period.
  • At our California campus locations (Copia and Greystone), The Restaurant at CIA Copia and The Bakery Café by illy will be open.
  • At the Texas campus, Nao will be open for lunch and the outdoor taco stand will also be open.

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

    The CIA is committed to helping international students achieve their culinary career goals and making 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 and scholarships for select programs and entry dates.

    • 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 Campus are eligible to receive a $3000 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 admission application.
    Complete our online form to receive more information about our international student grant.

    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. Here are some payment alternatives.

    • Tuition Installment Plan
      This interest-free monthly payment option allows you to maximize your savings and income by spreading your college education expenses over equal monthly payments. Simple enrollment with a small, one-time fee will get you started.
    • Payment in Full
      This option allows you to pay online by electronically debiting your checking or savings account.

    For more information about these payment alternatives, please call Student Financial & Registration Services at 845-451-1500, or e-mail

    Wire Transfers

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