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 use a points system tied to your student ID card. Options include:
Note that on-campus meals are not available on days when the campus is closed, such as extended winter and summer breaks. Points expiration also varies depending on meal plan and class level. Please call 845-905-4518 for more information.
Commuters and current students who started at the CIA prior to July 1, 2017 may submit a request for a reduced meal plan to Student Financial & Registration Services (SFRS). To make a request, students must first be registered for the semester in which the reduced plan would have taken place, and must submit it no later than the Friday of the third week of that semester.
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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.