CIA Tuition and Financial Aid

  • Your CIA Education Made Affordable

    More than 90 percent of our culinary arts students receive financial aid. We’re ready to help you find the most convenient affordable way to pay for your CIA education.

    Don’t let applying for financial aid keep you from going to the world’s premier culinary college. Our Student Financial and Registration Services (SFRS) advisors are here to help. They’ll work with you to navigate through the financial aid process and make an affordable investment in your future career.

  • 28 million dollars was awarded by the CIA in 2017-2018

    Learn About Tuition

    Review a breakdown of tuition costs and payment options.
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    Apply for Financial Aid

    We’re here to make your financial aid application as simple as possible!
    90 percent of CIA students receive scholarships and financial aid

    Paying for College

    There are many ways to fund your CIA experience.
  • CIA is #1 in College ROI Among Degree-Granting Culinary Colleges

    In fact, a degree from the CIA not only pays back immediately but grows faster over time vs. degrees from other culinary colleges.

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  • Dr. Maureen Costura, CIA Assistant Professor—Liberal Arts, CIA applied food studies

    Faculty Spotlight

    Dr. Maureen Costura
    Professor—Liberal Arts
    PhD, MA, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. BA, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA.
    Sarah Lubitz, Associate Degree in Culinary Arts student at The Culinary Institute of America.

    Student Spotlight

    Sarah Lubitz
    Associate Degree in Culinary Arts
    "We are lucky enough to learn from a new chef for every class, and every chef gives you a different perspective."
  • Did You Know?

    The CIA offers an accelerated degree option for students with professional kitchen experience.
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