• CIA Tuition and Financial Aid

    How can I pay for culinary college?

    The CIA is very committed to making your CIA education as affordable as possible. Our costs are comparable to other private colleges, and here’s even better news—approximately 90% of our students receive some form of financial aid.

    The Student Financial & Registration Services (SFRS) Office is dedicated to helping you understand and navigate through the financial aid process to support your education goals. You will see that paying for college is a partnership that includes you, your family, the government, and The Culinary Institute of America.

    Don’t let applying for financial assistance keep you from going to the worlds premier culinary college. We will work with you to help make your CIA education an affordable investment for your future in the world of food.

    Tuition and fees by campus

  • Start Your FAFSA Today!

    Watch our How-To-Videos! We’ve created a series of short, step-by-step videos to guide you through the FAFSA process. They’ll tell you what information you need to know, answer common questions, and provide you with useful tips. Watch the CIA FAFSA Video Now!

    Are you in a unique situation that affects your FAFSA? Are you a ward of the court or a foster child? Here are some tips on how to file the FAFSA.

    Apply for Financial Aid for CIA culinary school in 4 Easy Steps

    Also, here is some advice to avoid common errors when completing the FAFSA.

  • CIA Financial Aid Questions? Get video answers here on Financial Aid TV.
  • Student Financial & Registration Services

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  • Steven Lyons - CIA Culinary arts ACE student

    Spotlight On: Steven Lyons ’17Culinary Arts

    When I was 18 years old, my uncle trained me to be a manager. Then by age 20, I helped run a restaurant of his. I realized this is what I wanted to do with my life so I decided to come to this school and learn from the best.
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