Texas Accepted Students Info

  • Information for Students Starting in September, January, or April

    Welcome to the CIA family!

  • Follow these steps to get started:

    Step 1

    Deposit Now

    Let everyone know you’re CIA bound! Pay your deposit on the student portal.

    Step 2

    File Your FAFSA

    Filed your FAFSA yet? Don’t delay, it’s easy. Don’t know which FAFSA to file? Read below.

    Step 3

    Explore the Portal

    CIA Main Menu—your student portal—is your one-stop shop for important information, deadlines, and forms.
  • Texas Campus FAQs—Got Questions?

    Check our FAQs for Texas Accepted Students. Remember you can always reach out to the CIA Enrollment Team with any questions at enrollment@culinary.edu or 1-800-CULINARY.

    Check them out now
  • Texas Campus - Interactive Campus Map

    Interactive Campus Map

    Take a look at our kitchens and academic facilities.


    CIA Texas—Savor the Flavor of San Antonio

    Get a taste of the CIA’s diverse and energetic campus in San Antonio, TX.


    Amazing Experiences

    Students and faculty share what they love about our TX campus.

  • File your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

    The CIA federal code is 007304. Every year, students are able to file the newest FAFSA (for the following year) beginning in October.

    Which FAFSA Should I File?

    Entry Date FAFSA Year
    2024–25 2025–26
    September 2024 Yes
    January 2025 Yes
    April 2025 Yes Yes

    * Please note: The 2025–26 FAFSA will be available in October 2024. Students will need to file a FAFSA each year while in attendance.
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    Knife Types

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    Knife Cuts

    Get cutting with Chef Garniero. He walks you through some basic cuts you’ll learn in Culinary Fundamentals.

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