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    Tuition and Fees

  • The Culinary Institute of America’s Tuition and Fees

    Let’s Get You Here

    Every one of our CIA students has traveled a different road here, and we’re confident that with the resources and personal support we can provide, you’ll get here too. Our skilled advisors are ready to partner with you, every step of the way, to help you meet your education expenses. Since the cost of attending the CIA varies by campus and program, tuition and fees associated with each campus is linked below.

    Funding Your Education

    A CIA education should challenge you—paying for college shouldn’t.

    You may be surprised to learn that the “sticker price” of a CIA education may be less than you think. Why? Financial aid can impact the amount of tuition actually paid. We always ask students to start the financial aid process early. Our goal is to make our degree programs as affordable as possible based on your need.

    • The CIA offers a variety of student scholarships—we awarded more than $32 million in 2019–2020 alone!
    • Our exclusive scholarship site, $hef, offers more than 200 scholarship opportunities for admitted and enrolled students. You can apply for these funds throughout the year—and even check them out now!
    • Grants, loans, and work study options are additional ways to pay for your CIA education.

    For Specific Tuition and Fee Information, Select Your Campus:

  • 2020–2021 Tuition Information—Effective July 1, 2020

  • 2020–2021 Tuition and Fees—Online Bachelor’s Degree Program

    The tuition and fees listed below go into effect on July 1, 2020.

    Tuition per credit$735
    Technology Fee per credit$25


    Note:

    • An application fee of $75 will be charged.
    • A graduation fee of $300 will be charged for all degrees conferred.

    2020–2021 Tuition and Fees—Online Master’s Degree Program

    The tuition and fees listed below go into effect on July 1, 2020.

    First Semester and First Residency
    Tuition$9,940
    Total$9,940
    Second Semester
    Tuition$8,520
    Total$8,520
    Second Residency
    Tuition$1,420
    Total$1,420
    Third Semester
    Tuition$8,520
    Total$8,520
    Fourth Semester
    Tuition$8,520
    Total$8,520
    Capstone Semester and Third Residency
    Tuition$5,680
    Total$5,680


    Note:

    • An application fee of $75 will be charged.
    • A graduation fee of $300 will be charged for all degrees conferred.

    Books and Materials:
    Although a large portion of the materials for this program are provided in free downloadable formats, there are texts, books, articles, and case studies, that are also required to be purchased for courses. In addition, each student must purchase a student membership to Harvard Business Publishing for Education, for access to course materials at a discounted rate.

    Estimated costs for the above described materials are between $200 and $250 per semester for the first year, and between $500 and $550 per semester for the second year.

    Residencies:
    Students are responsible for costs for travel, accommodations, and some meals for each residency. Costs associated with facilities, staffing, faculty, guest speakers, activities and/or conferences, and selected meals, are included in the residency tuition.

    2020–2021 Tuition and Fees—Associate and Bachelor’s Degree Programs

    The tuition and fees listed below go into effect on July 1, 2020 for the associate and bachelor’s degree programs at our CIA Hyde Park, NY campus.

    Tuition*$16,000
    Board**#$1,955
    General Fee+$810
    Total per Semester$18,765


    * 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 international concentration will be as follows: Italy—$1,655, Singapore—$500, and Spain—$500.
    + 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.
    • An application fee of $50 will be charged.
    • 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 $300 will be charged for all degrees conferred.
    • Students enrolled in the Asian Cuisine or Italian Cuisine concentrations that are studying in Singapore or Italy will be charged a $2,850 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$4,520
    Double—lodge$4,140
    Double or Quad$3,955
    Triple—lodge$3,560
    Triple (limited availability)$3,280
    Tobin Lofts (off-campus, bachelor’s concentration students only, San Antonio, TX)
    Single$4,140
    Double$3,955
    International Concentration Semester
    Double (Italy)$3,955
    Triple (Italy)$3,280
    Single (Singapore)$4,520
    Double (Singapore)$4,140
    Single (Spain)$4,520
    Double (Spain)$3,955

     

    Fees That May Be Assessed

    Late registration fee$150
    Late payment fee$150
    Internship re-registration fee$150
    Practical, Costing, and ServSafe Exams retake fee$100
    Life achievement portfolio fee$500
    Part-time and overload fees (per credit)*$1,068
    Practical and Costing Exams no-show fee$150
    Internship ePortfolio resubmission fee$50


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

    2020–2021 Tuition and Fees Schedule—Associate Degree Programs

    The tuition and fees listed below go into effect on July 1, 2020 for the associate degree programs at our CIA St. Helena, CA campus.

    Tuition*$16,000
    Board**$1,655
    General Fee+$810
    Total per Semester$18,465


    * 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 2020–21 tuition/fee schedule, the estimated total charge for an entire Associate degree is $75,240.
    • Associate degree students will be charged a fee in their entering semester for supplies and uniforms of $1,030.
    • An application fee of $50 will be charged.
    • A graduation fee of $300 will be charged for all degrees conferred.
    • 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 February 8, 2021, the fee is $.50 (50 cents) 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.

    2020–2021 Tuition and Fees Schedule—Master’s Degree Program

    The tuition and fees listed below go into effect on July 1, 2020 for the master’s degree program.

    Tuition*$16,000
    Board**$1,655
    General Fee+$810
    Total per Semester$18,465


    * 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 2020–21 tuition/fee schedule, the estimated total charge for an entire Master’s degree is $37,630.
    • An application fee of $75 will be charged.
    • Master’s degree students will be charged a fee in their entering semester for supplies of $350.
    • A graduation fee of $300 will be charged for all degrees conferred.
    • 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 February 8, 2021, the fee is $.50 (50 cents) 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.

    2020–2021 Tuition and Fees Schedule—ACAP Program

    The tuition and fees listed below go into effect on July 1, 2020 for the certificate program at our CIA St. Helena, CA campus.

    Tuition*$16,000
    Board**$1,655
    General Fee+$810
    Total per Semester$18,465


    * 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 2020–21 tuition/fee schedule, the estimated total charge for an entire Accelerated Culinary Arts Certificate Program is $37,915.
    • An application fee of $50 will be charged.
    • First-semester supplies for ACAP students is $635.
    • A graduation fee of $300 will be charged for all certificates conferred.
    • 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 February 8, 2021, the fee is $.50 (50 cents) 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$5,175
    Double$4,180
    Triple or Quadruple$3,525
    CIA-controlled off-campus housing
    Single$5,175
    Executive apartments—Napa$5,145
    Double$4,610

     

    Fees That May Be Assessed

    Late registration fee$150
    Late payment fee$150
    Internship re-registration fee$150
    Practical, Costing, and ServSafe exams retake fee$100
    Life achievement portfolio fee$500
    Part-time and overload fees (per credit)*$1,068
    Practical and Costing exams no-show fee$150
    Internship ePortfolio resubmission fee$50


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

    2020–2021 Tuition and Fees—Degree Programs

    The tuition and fees listed below go into effect on July 1, 2020 for all degree programs for the September 8, 2020 and January 5, 2021 entry dates at our San Antonio, TX campus. Tuition and Fees for the May 4, 2021 can be found here.

    First Semester Freshman
    Tuition*$16,000
    Application$50
    Supplies$1,030†
    Board**$825
    General Fee+$440
    Total per Semester$18,345
    Second Semester Freshman
    Tuition*$16,000
    Board**$825
    General Fee+$440
    Total per Semester$17,265
    First Semester Sophomore
    Tuition*$16,920
    Board**$875
    General Fee+$490
    Total per Semester$18,285
    Second Semester Sophomore
    Tuition*$16,920
    Board**$875
    General Fee+$490
    Graduation Fee$300
    Total per Semester$18,605


    * 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.

    Note:

    The tuition and fees for programs at the CIA San Antonio campus whose entry dates fall in the 2020–21 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.


    The tuition and fees listed below go into effect on July 1, 2020 for all degree programs for the May 4, 2021 entry date at our San Antonio, TX campus.

    First Semester Freshman
    Tuition*$16,000
    Application$50
    Supplies$1,030†
    Board**$825
    General Fee+$440
    Total per Semester$18,345
    Second Semester Freshman
    Tuition*$16,920
    Board**$875
    General Fee+$490
    Total per Semester$18,285
    First Semester Sophomore
    Tuition*$16,920
    Board**$875
    General Fee+$490
    Total per Semester$18,285
    Second Semester Sophomore
    Tuition*$17,900
    Board**$925
    General Fee+$540
    Graduation Fee$300
    Total per Semester$19,695


    * 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.

    Note:

    The tuition and fees for programs at the CIA San Antonio campus whose entry dates fall in the 2020–21 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
    Internship re-registration fee$150
    Practical, Costing, and ServSafe exams retake fee$100
    Life achievement portfolio fee$500
    Part-time and overload fees (per credit)*$1,068
    Practical and Costing exams no-show fee$150
    Internship ePortfolio resubmission fee$50


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

  • 2021–2022 Tuition Information—Effective July 1, 2021

  • 2021–2022 Tuition and Fees—Online Bachelor’s Degree Program

    The tuition and fees listed below go into effect on July 1, 2021.

    Tuition per credit$755
    Technology Fee per credit$30


    Note:

    • An application fee of $75 will be charged.
    • A graduation fee of $300 will be charged for all degrees conferred.

    2021–2022 Tuition and Fees—Online Master’s in Food Business Program

    The tuition and fees listed below go into effect on July 1, 2021.

    First Semester and First Residency
    Tuition$10,255
    Application Fee$75
    Total$10,330
    Second Semester
    Tuition$8,790
    Total$8,790
    Second Residency
    Tuition$1,465
    Total$1,465
    Third Semester
    Tuition$8,790
    Total$8,790
    Fourth Semester
    Tuition$8,790
    Total$8,790
    Capstone Semester and Third Residency
    Tuition$5,860
    Graduation Fee$300
    Total$6,160


    Books and Materials:
    Although a large portion of the materials for this program are provided in free downloadable formats, there are texts, books, articles, and case studies, that are also required to be purchased for courses. In addition, each student must purchase a student membership to Harvard Business Publishing for Education, for access to course materials at a discounted rate.

    Estimated costs for the above described materials are between $200 and $250 per semester for the first year, and between $500 and $550 per semester for the second year.

    Residencies:
    Students are responsible for costs for travel, accommodations, and some meals for each residency. Costs associated with facilities, staffing, faculty, guest speakers, activities and/or conferences, and selected meals, are included in the residency tuition.

     

    2021–2022 Tuition and Fees—Online Master’s in Wine and Beverage Management Program

    The tuition and fees listed below go into effect on July 1, 2021.

    First Semester and First Residency
    Tuition$11,720
    Application Fee$75
    Wine and Beverage Fee$500
    Total$12,295
    Second Semester
    Tuition$8,790
    Wine and Beverage Fee$500
    Total$9,290
    Second Residency
    Tuition$1,465
    Wine and Beverage Fee$500
    Total$1,965
    Third Semester
    Tuition$8,790
    Wine and Beverage Fee$500
    Total$9,290
    Fourth Semester
    Tuition$8,790
    Wine and Beverage Fee$500
    Total$9,290
    Capstone Semester and Third Residency
    Tuition$4,395
    Wine and Beverage Fee$500
    Graduation Fee$300
    Total$5,195


    Books and Materials:
    Although a large portion of the materials for this program are provided in free downloadable formats, there are texts, books, articles, and case studies, that are also required to be purchased for courses. In addition, each student must purchase a student membership to Harvard Business Publishing for Education, for access to course materials at a discounted rate.

    Estimated costs for the above described materials are between $200 and $250 per semester for the first year, and between $500 and $550 per semester for the second year.

    Residencies:
    Students are responsible for costs for travel, accommodations, and some meals for each residency. Costs associated with facilities, staffing, faculty, guest speakers, activities and/or conferences, and selected meals, are included in the residency tuition.

    2021–2022 Tuition and Fees—Associate and Bachelor’s Degree Programs

    The tuition and fees listed below go into effect on July 1, 2021 for all degree programs at our Hyde Park, NY campus.

    Tuition*$16,400
    Board/Meal Plan—Residential**#$2,035
    General Fee+$835
    Total per Semester$19,270


    * 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—$520, Italy—$1,735.
    + The general fee includes charges such as student activity and support services, exam fees and secondary student accident insurance.

    Note:

    • An application fee of $50 will be charged.
    • Students will be charged a fee in their entering semester for supplies and uniforms of $1,080. Students in the Culinary Science program will be charged a Uniform Fee of $150 when they register for Culinary Chemistry.
    • A graduation fee of $300 will be charged for all degrees conferred.
    • Students enrolled in the Asian Cuisine or Italian Cuisine concentrations that are studying in Singapore or Italy will be charged a $2,900 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$4,650
    Double—Lodge$4,300
    Double or Quad$4,100
    Triple—Lodge$3,650
    Triple (limited availability)$3,450
    Tobin Lofts (off-campus, bachelor’s concentration students only, San Antonio, TX)
    Single$4,300
    Double$4,100
    International Concentration Semester
    Double (Italy)$4,100
    Triple (Italy)$3,450
    Single (Singapore)$4,650
    Double (Singapore)$4,300

     

    Fees That May Be Assessed

    Commuter parking fee$100
    Concentration late drop fee$400
    Failure—practical and ServSafe exams$100
    Internship ePortfolio resubmission fee$150
    Housing cancelation fee$250
    Late drop fee$350
    Late payment fee$150
    Late registration fee$150
    Life achievement portfolio application fee$500
    No-show fee—practical and ServSafe exams$150
    Part-time and overload fees (per credit)*$1,095
    Re-registration for failure—internship$200
    Student orientation fee$175


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

    2021–2022 Tuition and Fees Schedule—Associate Degree Programs

    The tuition and fees listed below go into effect on July 1, 2021 for the associate degree programs at our St. Helena, CA campus.

    Tuition*$16,400
    Board**$1,735
    General Fee+$835
    Total per Semester$18,970


    * 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 2021–22 tuition/fee schedule, the estimated total charge for an entire Associate degree is $77,310.
    • An application fee of $50 will be charged.
    • Associate degree students will be charged a fee in their entering semester for supplies and uniforms of $1,080.
    • A graduation fee of $300 will be charged for all degrees conferred.
    • 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 February 8, 2021, the fee is $.50 (50 cents) 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, private bath$5,200
    Double$4,400
    Triple or Quadruple$3,700
    CIA-controlled off-campus housing
    Single$5,325
    Executive apartments—Napa$5,325
    Double$4,800

    2021–2022 Tuition and Fees Schedule—ACAP Program

    The tuition and fees listed below go into effect on July 1, 2021 for the certificate programs at our Napa, CA location.

    Tuition*$16,400
    Board**$865
    General Fee+$835
    Total per Semester$18,100


    * Full-time tuition is per semester, with each semester ranging from 12–18 credits.
    ** Board includes one meal 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 2021–22 tuition/fee schedule, the estimated total charge for an entire Accelerated Culinary Arts Certificate Program is $37,355.
    • An application fee of $50 will be charged.
    • First-semester supplies for ACAP students is $655.
    • A graduation fee of $300 will be charged for all certificates conferred.
    • 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 February 8, 2021, the fee is $.50 (50 cents) 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.

    Fees That May Be Assessed

    Commuter parking fee$100
    Concentration late drop fee$400
    Failure—practical and ServSafe exams$100
    Internship ePortfolio resubmission fee$150
    Housing cancelation fee$250
    Late drop fee$350
    Late payment fee$150
    Late registration fee$150
    Life achievement portfolio application fee$500
    No-show fee—practical and ServSafe exams$150
    Part-time and overload fees (per credit)*$1,095
    Re-registration for failure—internship$200
    Student orientation fee$175


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

    2021–2022 Tuition and Fees—Degree Programs

    The tuition and fees listed below go into effect on July 1, 2021 for all degree programs for the September 7, 2021 and January 4, 2022 entry dates at our San Antonio, TX campus. Tuition and Fees for the April 26, 2022 can be found here.

    First Semester Freshman
    Tuition*$16,400
    Application$50
    Supplies$1,080†
    Board**$865
    General Fee+$455
    Total per Semester$18,850
    Second Semester Freshman
    Tuition*$16,400
    Board**$865
    General Fee+$455
    Total per Semester$17,720
    First Semester Sophomore
    Tuition*$17,343
    Board**$915
    General Fee+$505
    Total per Semester$18,763
    Second Semester Sophomore
    Tuition*$17,343
    Board**$915
    General Fee+$505
    Graduation Fee$350
    Total per Semester$19,113


    * 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.

    Note:

    The tuition and fees for programs at the CIA San Antonio campus whose entry dates fall in the 2021–22 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.


    The tuition and fees listed below go into effect on July 1, 2021 for all degree programs for the April 26, 2022 entry date at our San Antonio, TX campus.

    First Semester Freshman
    Tuition*$16,400
    Application$50
    Supplies$1,080†
    Board**$865
    General Fee+$455
    Total per Semester$18,850
    Second Semester Freshman
    Tuition*$17,343
    Board**$915
    General Fee+$505
    Total per Semester$18,763
    First Semester Sophomore
    Tuition*$17,343
    Board**$915
    General Fee+$505
    Total per Semester$18,763
    Second Semester Sophomore
    Tuition*$18,340
    Board**$965
    General Fee+$555
    Graduation Fee$350
    Total per Semester$20,210


    * 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.

    Note:

    The tuition and fees for programs at the CIA San Antonio campus whose entry dates fall in the 2021–22 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

    Application fee—undergraduate$50
    Concentration late drop fee$400
    Failure—practical and ServSafe exams$100
    Internship ePortfolio resubmission fee$150
    Late drop fee$350
    Late payment fee$150
    Late registration fee$150
    Life achievement portfolio application fee$500
    No-show fee—practical and ServSafe exams$150
    Part-time and overload fees (per credit)*$1,095
    Re-registration for failure—internship$200
    Student orientation fee$175


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

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