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Culinary Institute of America Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$37,105 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$25,900 tuition
$8,580 on campus room & board
$1,395 books
$1,230 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$37,105 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$25,900 tuition
$8,580 on campus room & board
$1,395 books
$1,230 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$6,581 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
98% of students receive aid
31% get federal aid ($4,219 avg)
14% get state aid ($2,491 avg)
90% get institn'l aid ($6,581 avg)
77% get loans ($9,854 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.53% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.53% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $8,344 91%
Federal Grant Aid $4,219 31%
Pell Grants $4,094 30%
Other Federal Grants $219 25%
Institution Grant Aid $6,581 90%
State Grant Aid $2,491 14%
Student Loans $9,854 77%
Federal Loans $5,547 77%
Other Loans $19,589 17%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: December 15
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 1
Does Culinary Institute of America offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
421 Albany Post Rd
Hyde Park, NY 12538-1499
(845) 452-9600


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • C.D. from Tampa, FL
  • Oct-15-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    It's expensive, but there students are reputed to earn 20% more than any other culinary grad. The CIA name speaks!

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  • 2
  • Anon from Long Island, NY
  • Apr-07-2014 I am a current student here

    It's A LOT of $$ and you will lay out even more in unexpected expenses. The 2 year program is sufficient for those starting out (as has been stated by many visiting speakers) Attend a local culinary program first to see if this is an investment you truly want to make. Getting Aid from CIA is not easy and they aren't as helpful as your HS Guidance probably was with helping you in the process.

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  • 3
  • Nikki from Fairfax, VA
  • Feb-03-2014 I am a current student here

    It seems overpriced, but you're given such valuable resources (the Chefs are real talent, and the Library is chock-full of information). If you don't take advantage and actively learn, it's such a waste of money.

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  • 5
  • Kylia from Inverness, FL
  • Jan-03-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I couldn't even dream up a better school for culinary arts/baking and pastry. It's got a great reputation and from what I can tell, it lives up to.

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