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    Understanding Your Financial Aid for College

    Your education is an important investment. To help you get a better idea of how much that investing is likely to be, we have provided two calculators.

    Net Price Calculator

    This calculator is intended to provide estimated net price information for one year’s education.

    The net price is based on an estimated cost of attendance—including tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, and related expenses—minus the estimated grant and scholarship aid.

    This calculator considers:

    • Your parents’ financial situation (typically for students below age 24)
    • Your financial situation
    • Student’s merit information
      (GPA and Standardized Test Scores)

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    Merit Scholarship Estimator

    This estimator is designed to assist you with an estimate of the amount of merit scholarship you may receive for your first year at the CIA.

    These awards do not require a separate application—you will automatically be considered when you apply for admission. The actual scholarship award will be based upon your official academic credentials after your admission to the CIA.

    This estimator considers:

    • GPA
    • Standardized test scores
      (SAT and ACT if available)

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    As you use these calculators, please remember:

    1. This is not an application for admission to The Culinary Institute of America or an application for need-based financial aid.
    2. The results will only be as reliable as the data you provide.
    3. The Student Financial & Registration Services have the final word on your financial aid award.
    4. To be considered for a need-based financial aid award, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after January 1 of the year you plan to attend college. You can complete your FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
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    Student Financial & Registration Services
    1946 Campus Drive
    Hyde Park, NY 12538-1499
    Phone: 845-451-1500