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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:

  • 2019–2020 Tuition and Fees—Online Master’s Degree Program

    The tuition and fees listed below go into effect on July 1, 2019.

    First Semester & First Residency
    Tuition$9,660
    Total$9,660
    Second Semester
    Tuition$8,280
    Total$8,280
    Second Residency
    Tuition$1,380
    Total$1,380
    Third Semester
    Tuition$8,280
    Total$8,280
    Fourth Semester
    Tuition$8,280
    Total$8,280
    Capstone Semester & Third Residency
    Tuition$5,520
    Total$5,520


    Please note:

    • In addition to the fees noted above, a graduation fee of $310 will be charged for all degrees conferred after July 1, 2019.

    2019–2020 Tuition and Fees—Associate and Bachelor’s Degree Programs

    The tuition and fees listed below go into effect on July 1, 2019 for all degree programs at our Hyde Park, NY campus.

    Tuition*$15,540
    Board**#$1,900
    General Fee+$790
    Total per Semester$18,230


    * 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—$490, Italy—$1,600.
    + 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 $1,030. Students in the Culinary Science program will be charged a Uniform Fee of $150 when they register for Culinary Chemistry.
    • A graduation fee of $310 will be charged for all degrees conferred after July 1, 2019.
    • 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$4,410
    Double—lodge$4,040
    Double or Quad$3,860
    Triple—lodge$3,470
    Triple (limited availability)$3,200
    Tobin Lofts (off-campus, bachelor’s concentration students only, San Antonio, TX)
    Single$4,040
    Double$3,860
    International Concentration Semester
    Double (Italy)$3,860
    Triple (Italy)$3,200
    Single (Singapore)$4,410
    Double (Singapore)$4,040

     

    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)*$1,036
    No-show fee—practical exams$150
    Externship ePortfolio resubmission fee$50


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

    2019–2020 Tuition and Fees Schedule—Associate Degree Programs

    The tuition and fees listed below go into effect on July 1, 2019 for the associate degree programs at our CIA St. Helena, CA campus.

    Tuition*$15,540
    Board**$1,600
    General Fee+$790
    Total per Semester$17,930


    * 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 2019–20 tuition/fee schedule, the estimated total charge for an entire Associate degree is $73,110.
    • Associate degree students will be charged a fee in their entering semester for supplies and uniforms of $1,030.
    • A graduation fee of $310 will be charged for all degrees conferred after July 1, 2019.
    • 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.

    2019–2020 Tuition and Fees Schedule—Master’s Degree Program

    The tuition and fees listed below go into effect on July 1, 2019 for the master’s degree program at our CIA St. Helena, CA campus.

    Tuition*$15,540
    Board**$1,600
    General Fee+$790
    Total per Semester$17,930


    * 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 2019–20 tuition/fee schedule, the estimated total charge for an entire Master’s degree is $36,560.
    • Master’s degree students will be charged a fee in their entering semester for supplies of $340.
    • A graduation fee of $310 will be charged for all degrees conferred after July 1, 2019.
    • 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.

    2019–2020 Tuition and Fees Schedule—ACAP Program

    The tuition and fees listed below go into effect on July 1, 2019 for the certificate programs at our CIA St. Helena, CA campus.

    Tuition*$15,540
    Board**$1,600
    General Fee+$790
    Total per Semester$17,930


    * 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 2019–20 tuition/fee schedule, the estimated total charge for an entire Accelerated Culinary Arts Certificate Program is $36,840.
    • First-semester supplies for ACAP students is $620.
    • A graduation fee of $310 will be charged for all certificates conferred after July 1, 2019.
    • 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$5,100
    Double$4,120
    Triple or Quadruple$3,470
    CIA-controlled off-campus housing
    Single$5,100
    Executive apartments—Napa$5,070
    Double$4,540

     

    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)*$1,036
    No-show fee—practical exams$150
    Externship ePortfolio resubmission fee$50


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

    2019–2020 Tuition and Fees—Degree Programs

    The tuition and fees listed below go into effect on July 1, 2019 for all degree programs for the September 10, 2019 and January 6, 2020 entry dates at our San Antonio, TX campus.

    First Semester Freshman
    Tuition*$15,540
    Application$50
    Supplies$1,030†
    Board**$800
    General Fee+$430
    Total per Semester$17,850
    Second Semester Freshman
    Tuition*$15,540
    Board**$800
    General Fee+$430
    Total per Semester$16,770
    First Semester Sophomore
    Tuition*$16,240
    Board**$850
    General Fee+$480
    Total per Semester$17,570
    Second Semester Sophomore
    Tuition*$16,240
    Board**$850
    General Fee+$480
    Graduation Fee$320
    Total per Semester$17,890


    The tuition and fees listed below go into effect on July 1, 2019 for all degree programs for the April 28, 2020 entry date at our San Antonio, TX campus.

    First Semester Freshman
    Tuition*$15,540
    Application$50
    Supplies$1,030†
    Board**$800
    General Fee+$430
    Total per Semester$17,850
    Second Semester Freshman
    Tuition*$16,240
    Board**$850
    General Fee+$480
    Total per Semester$17,570
    First Semester Sophomore
    Tuition*$16,240
    Board**$850
    General Fee+$480
    Total per Semester$17,570
    Second Semester Sophomore
    Tuition*$17,010
    Board**$900
    General Fee+$530
    Graduation Fee$330
    Total per Semester$18,770


    * 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.
    + 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 2019–20 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)*$1,036
    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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