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  • Culinary Institute of America Tuition and Fees

    The cost of attending the CIA varies by campus and program. You’ll find tuition and fees associated with each campus linked below.

    To help you manage educational expenses, we offer two convenient payment options in addition to our generous financial aid programs:

    • Our Tuition Installment Plan is an interest-free monthly payment option that allows you to maximize your savings and income by spreading your college education expenses over equal monthly payments. Signing up is easy, with just a small, one-time fee to enroll.
    • You can also pay online in full using your checking or savings account.

    For Specific Tuition and Fee Information, Select Your Campus:

  • 2018–2019 Tuition and Fees—Online Master’s Degree Program

    The tuition and fees listed below go into effect on July 1, 2018.

    First Residency
    Tuition$1,200
    Application$75
    Residency Fee*$1,500
    Total$2,775
    First Semester
    Tuition$7,200
    Total$7,200
    Second Semester
    Tuition$7,200
    Total$7,200
    Second Residency
    Tuition$1,200
    Residency Fee*$1,500
    Total$2,700
    Third Semester
    Tuition$7,200
    Total$7,200
    Fourth Semester
    Tuition$7,200
    Total$7,200
    Third Residency
    Tuition$1,200
    Residency Fee*$1,500
    Total$2,700
    Capstone Semester
    Tuition$3,600
    Total$3,600


    * The Residency Fee includes on-campus access at either the CIA’s New York campus or the CIA at Copia for the week, meals, field trip costs, conference fees, and other support services.

    Please note:

    • In addition to the fees noted above, students will be charged a $300 graduation fee.

    2018–2019 Tuition and Fees—Associate and Bachelor’s Degree Programs

    The tuition and fees listed below go into effect on July 1, 2018 for all degree programs at our Hyde Park, NY campus.

    Tuition*$15,100
    Board**#$1,850
    General Fee+$760
    Total per Semester$17,710


    * Full-time tuition is per semester, with each semester ranging from 12–18 credits.
    ** Board listed is the CIA Meal Plan, which provides points equivalent to two meals per day on scheduled class days with flexible gold points that can be used throughout the semester. (See the catalog for more information).
    # Board for the semester in the junior or senior year when students in the Asian Cuisine or Italian Cuisine concentration are studying in Singapore or Italy will be as follows: Singapore—$480, Italy—$1,550.
    + The general fee includes charges such as student activity and support services, exam fees and secondary student accident insurance.

    Note:

    • In addition to the fees noted in the charts above, students will be charged a $50 application fee.
    • Students will be charged a fee in their entering semester for supplies and uniforms of $1,000. Students who entered in, or before, the 2017–18 school year will be charged a supplies fee of $100 (culinary arts) or $205 (baking and pastry arts) in their sophomore year.
    • Students in the Culinary Science program will be charged a Uniform Fee of $150 when they register for Culinary Chemistry.
    • Students graduating on September 7, 2018 and thereafter will be charged a $300 graduation fee.
    • Students enrolled in the Asian Cuisine or Italian Cuisine concentrations that are studying in Singapore or Italy will be charged a $2,800 International Concentration Fee. See International Studies Semester-Away Fee for Concentrations for details.
    • Students who take the Global Cuisines and Cultures course will be subject to an additional charge. See Global Cuisines and Cultures for details.

    Residence Hall Rates

    On-campus housing is available to students at the New York campus. Rates per semester are as follows:

    New York Campus
    Single$4,295
    Double—lodge$3,930
    Double or Quad$3,755
    Triple—lodge$3,375
    Triple (limited availability)$3,115
    Tobin Lofts (off campus, bachelor’s concentration students only, San Antonio, TX)
    Single$3,930
    Double$3,755
    International Concentration Semester
    Double (Italy)$3,775
    Triple (Italy)$3,115
    Double (Singapore)$3,930

     

    Fees That May Be Assessed

    Late registration fee$150
    Late payment fee$150
    Re-registration for failure—externship$150
    Failure—practical and ServSafe exams$60
    Life achievement portfolio application fee$150
    Part-time and overload fees (per credit)*$1,007
    No-show fee—practical exams$150
    Externship ePortfolio resubmission fee$50


    * For students who take fewer than 12 credits or more than 18 credits

    2018–2019 Tuition and Fees Schedule—Degree Programs

    The tuition and fees listed below go into effect on July 1, 2018 for the associate degree programs at our CIA St. Helena, CA campus.

    Tuition*$15,100
    Board**$1,550
    General Fee+$760
    Total per Semester$17,410


    * Full-time tuition is per semester, with each semester ranging from 12–18 credits.
    ** Board includes two meals per day on scheduled class days.
    + The general fee includes charges such as student activity and support services, exam fees and secondary student accident insurance.

    Note:

    • Based on the 2018–19 tuition/fee schedule, the estimated total charge for an entire Associate degree is $70,990.
    • Students will be charged a fee in their entering semester for supplies and uniforms of $1,000. Students who entered in, or before, the 2017–18 school year will be charged a supplies fee of $100 (culinary arts) or $205 (baking and pastry arts) in their sophomore year.
    • Students will be charged a $300 graduation fee.
    • In addition to the fees listed above, California residents, or students enrolled at the California campus, may be subject to a nonrefundable STRF fee. For students who enroll after January 1, 2015, the fee is $0 (zero) per $1,000 of institutional charges. The STRF rate is subject to change based on the balance in the STRF account. Please see Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) Fee for more information.

    2018–2019 Tuition and Fees Schedule—ACAP and WBGC Programs

    The tuition and fees listed below go into effect on July 1, 2018 for the certificate programs at our CIA St. Helena, CA campus.

    Tuition*$15,100
    Board**$1,550
    General Fee+$760
    Total per Semester$17,410


    * Full-time tuition is per semester, with each semester ranging from 12–18 credits.
    ** Board includes two meals per day on scheduled class days.
    + The general fee includes charges such as student activity and support services, exam fees and secondary student accident insurance.

    Note:

    • Based on the 2018–19 tuition/fee schedule, the estimated total charge for an entire educational program is as follows: Accelerated Culinary Arts Certificate Program: $35,470.
    • Based on the 2018–19 tuition/fee schedule, the estimated total charge for an entire educational program is as follows: Wine and Beverage Graduate Certificate Program: $35,195.
    • First-semester supplies for ACAP students is $600.
    • First-semester supplies for WBGC students is $335.
    • Students will be charged a $300 graduation fee.
    • In addition to the fees listed above, California residents, or students enrolled at the California campus, may be subject to a nonrefundable STRF fee. For students who enroll after January 1, 2015, the fee is $0 (zero) per $1,000 of institutional charges. The STRF rate is subject to change based on the balance in the STRF account. Please see Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) Fee for more information.

    Residence Hall Rates

    On-campus housing is available to students at the California campus. Rates per semester are as follows:

    California Campus
    Single$4,970
    Double$4,015
    Triple or quadruple$3,380
    CIA-controlled off-campus housing
    Single$4,970
    Executive apartments—Napa$4,945
    Double$4,430

     

    Fees That May Be Assessed

    Late registration fee$150
    Late payment fee$150
    Re-registration for failure—externship$150
    Failure—practical and ServSafe exams$60
    Life achievement portfolio application fee$150
    Part-time and overload fees (per credit)*$1,007
    No-show fee—practical exams$150
    Externship ePortfolio resubmission fee$50


    * For students who take fewer than 12 credits or more than 18 credits

    2018–2019 Tuition and Fees Schedule—Degree Programs

    The tuition and fees listed below go into effect on July 1, 2018 for all degree programs for the September 11, 2018 and January 3, 2019 entry dates at our San Antonio, TX campus.

    First Semester Freshman
    Tuition*$15,100
    Application$50
    Supplies$1,000†
    Board**$775
    General Fee+$420
    Graduation Fee 
    Total per Semester$17,345
    Second Semester Freshman
    Tuition*$15,100
    Application 
    Supplies 
    Board**$775
    General Fee+$420
    Graduation Fee 
    Total per Semester$16,295
    First Semester Sophomore
    Tuition*$15,700
    Application 
    Supplies 
    Board**$810
    General Fee+$470
    Graduation Fee 
    Total per Semester$16,980
    Second Semester Sophomore
    Tuition*$15,700
    Application 
    Supplies 
    Board**$810
    General Fee+$470
    Graduation Fee$300
    Total per Semester$17,280


    The tuition and fees listed below go into effect on July 1, 2018 for all degree programs for the May 8, 2019 entry date at our San Antonio, TX campus.

    First Semester Freshman
    Tuition*$15,100
    Application$50
    Supplies$1,000†
    Board**$775
    General Fee+$420
    Graduation Fee 
    Total per Semester$17,345
    Second Semester Freshman
    Tuition*$15,700
    Application 
    Supplies 
    Board**$810
    General Fee+$470
    Graduation Fee 
    Total per Semester$16,980
    First Semester Sophomore
    Tuition*$15,700
    Application 
    Supplies 
    Board**$810
    General Fee+$470
    Graduation Fee 
    Total per Semester$16,980
    Second Semester Sophomore
    Tuition*$16,300
    Application 
    Supplies 
    Board**$845
    General Fee+$520
    Graduation Fee$300
    Total per Semester$17,965


    * Full-time tuition is per semester, with each semester ranging from 12–18 credits.
    † Supplies for freshmen include uniforms and a tool kit specialized for major.
    †† Students who entered in the 2017–18 school year will be charged a supplies fee of $100 (culinary arts) or $205 (baking and pastry arts) in their sophomore year.
    + The general fee includes charges such as student support services, exam fees, and secondary student accident insurance.

    Please note:

    The tuition and fees for programs at the CIA San Antonio campus whose entry dates fall in the 2018–19 academic year are shown in the chart above. As required by the state of Texas, the costs for a student’s entire program are presented.

    Fees That May Be Assessed

    Late registration fee$150
    Late payment fee$150
    Re-registration for failure—externship$150
    Failure—practical and ServSafe exams$60
    Life achievement portfolio application fee$150
    Part-time and overload fees (per credit)*$1,007
    No-show fee—practical exams$150
    Externship ePortfolio resubmission fee$50


    * For students who take fewer than 12 credits or more than 18 credits

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