|The award||How you will study||Study duration||Course start||Domestic course fees||International course fees|
|Associate Degree||Full-time||21 months||January, April, September||USD 16000 per semester||USD 16000 per semester|
Start with the fundamentals in the first week, immersing yourself in classic and contemporary culinary techniques as well as global cuisines. You’ll build a foundation of key skills utilized by every chef before taking on more advanced coursework. The CIA’s industry-experienced faculty will ensure you receive a hands-on learning experience that provides you with the foundation for a successful career. After you’ve earned your degree in less than two years, you’ll be able to demonstrate expertise in preparing a wide variety of meals as well as be qualified to maintain state-of-the-art kitchen equipment and manage staff. A CIA associate degree is the perfect way to seamlessly enter our bachelor’s-level programs. Or hit the ground running by pursuing a CIA bachelor’s degree in your first year!
2020–2021 Tuition and Fees—Associate and Bachelor’s Degree Programs
The tuition and fees listed below go into effect on July 1, 2020 for all degree programs at our Hyde Park, NY campus.
Total per Semester
* Full-time tuition is per semester, with each semester ranging from 12–18 credits.
** Board listed is the CIA Meal Plan, which provides points equivalent to two meals per day on scheduled class days with flexible gold points that can be used throughout the semester. (See the catalog for more information).
# Board for the semester in the international concentration will be as follows: Italy—$1,655, Singapore—$500, and Spain—$500.
+ The general fee includes charges such as student activity and support services, exam fees and secondary student accident insurance.
Residence Hall Rates
On-campus housing is available to students at the New York campus. Rates per semester are as follows:
New York Campus
Double or Quad
Triple (limited availability)
Tobin Lofts (off-campus, bachelor’s concentration students only, San Antonio, TX)
International Concentration Semester
Fees That May Be Assessed
Late registration fee
Late payment fee
Internship re-registration fee
Practical, Costing, and ServSafe Exams retake fee
Life achievement portfolio fee
Part-time and overload fees (per credit)*
Practical and Costing Exams no-show fee
Internship ePortfolio resubmission fee
* For students who take fewer than 12 credits or more than 18 credits
Official Culinary Institute of America Application for Admission
Answers to Essay Questions
Character Letter of Recommendation from a Teacher, Employer, or Professional Colleague
Declaration of Financial Support
Proof of English Proficiency
Bank Statement Showing Proof of One Year's Tuition and Fees
Offical Transcript(s) from High School or College
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