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Culinary Institute of America Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$41,540 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$28,630 tuition
$10,010 on campus room & board
$800 books and supplies
$2,100 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$41,540 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$28,630 tuition
$10,010 on campus room & board
$800 books and supplies
$2,100 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$10,439 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
93% of students receive aid
33% get federal aid ($4,353 avg)
6% get state aid ($4,037 avg)
92% get institn'l aid ($10,439 avg)
69% get loans ($10,571 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.50% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.50% 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 $12,211 93%
Federal Grant Aid $4,353 33%
Pell Grants $4,115 33%
Other Federal Grants $3,420 2%
Institution Grant Aid $10,439 92%
State Grant Aid $4,037 6%
Student Loans $10,571 69%
Federal Loans $5,719 68%
Other Loans $17,873 19%

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
Costs Per Credit Hour
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Out of State -


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • katie from tx
  • Jul-26-2016 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    it's fairly expensive and most of the scholarships target specific groups of people. we do learn important information in a short amount of time, but people in the industry are constantly telling you how much you don't learn in school.

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  • 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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  • 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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