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    CIA Meal Plans in New York

  • Clear Choices, Great Value, Amazing Food

    It should come as no surprise that The Culinary Institute of America meal plan options feature a delicious and exciting selection of dining choices for students. Each plan uses a points system tied to your student ID card. Options include:

    CIA Meal Plan
    Flexibility:
    1,400 Meal Points
    325 Gold Points

    Total Points: 1,725

    Good Value:
    $1,955 per semester
    Required for all students
    Meal Plan PLUS
    More Flexibility:
    1,400 Meal Points
    650 Gold Points

    Total Points: 2,050

    Better Value:
    325 more Gold Points for just $290 more per semester
    Meal Plan ULTIMATE
    Most Flexibility:
    1,400 Meal Points
    1,000 Gold Points

    Total Points: 2,400

    Best Value:
    675 more Gold Points, just $580 more per semester

    What’s Up With the Different CIA Meal Plan Points?

    • Blue Points are good for any production kitchen in Roth Hall (Grab-and-Go in Roth Hall, The Line, Pasta and Noodle Bar, or Salad Bar at The Egg and select items in the Marketplace at The Egg).
    • Green Points are good for any production kitchen, similar to blue points, but also other locations in The Egg such as the Café and the Innovation Kitchen, as well as campus restaurants at approved times.
    • Gold Points are good for any production kitchen, similar to blue points, but also include The “Yolk,” The Innovation Kitchen, or Barista Station at The Egg and all campus restaurants at approved times.
    • Freshmen receive all Blue Points and may dine only in the production kitchens listed.
    • Sophomores and juniors receive 50% Blue Points and 50% Green Points, to be used in the areas indicated above.
    • Seniors receive 100% Green Points and can dine in all of the venues listed at any time.

    Note that on-campus meals are not available on days when the campus is closed, such as extended winter and summer intersessions. Point expiration also varies depending on meal plan and class level. Please call 845-905-4518 for more information.

    Enroll in a CIA Meal Plan Today

    Additional Meal Plan Info for CIA New York

    CIA meal plans at our Hyde Park, NY, campus also include the opportunity to purchase Culinary Cash (minimum deposit of $25 required). This program offers you the convenience, flexibility, and security of using your CIA student ID like a debit card at selected sites on campus such as restaurants and the library (for printing requests).

    You can also add funds to your Culinary Cash account using our new GET Funds online deposit system, which accepts MasterCard, VISA, Discover, or debit cards as payment options.

    At the end of your CIA studies, any remaining balance on your account will be transferred to your tuition account and other outstanding financial obligations. Remaining balances over $10 may be refunded through a request to the Student Financial & Registration Services Office.