Private 4 Year

Culinary Institute of America Tuition & Cost

Hyde Park, New York

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How much does it cost to attend?

Sticker Price
Costs for Culinary Institute of America
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$2,650
Room and Board $12,190
Other Expenses Budget$3,800

Annual Prices

The annual list price to attend Culinary Institute of America on a full time basis for 2020/2021 is $51,640 for all students regardless of their residency. This fee is comprised of $32,000 for tuition, $12,190 room and board, $1,000 for books and supplies and $2,650 for other fees. Out of state tuition for Culinary Institute of America is $32,000, the same as New York residents.

All price data is sourced from the 2020/2021 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Culinary Institute of America when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020
Net Price by Income Culinary Institute of America
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$23,444
$30,001 to $48,000$23,166
$48,001 to $75,000$27,817
$75,001 to $110,000$30,120

The average reported annual net price for Culinary Institute of America for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $31,583 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

93% of full-time undergrad Culinary Institute of America received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $18,672 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 61% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $6,650 and 20% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $21,879.

Finanical Aid Culinary Institute of America
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $18,672 93%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $16,193 93%
Pell Grants $5,732 32%
Other Federal Grants $1,978 6%
State and Local Grants $4,255 8%
Federal Student Loans $6,650 61%
Other Student Loans $21,879 20%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Culinary Institute of America, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $132,896. The loan balance of $132,896 is a four year multiple of the $33,224 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $1,268 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 2.75%.

Example Loan $132,896
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $1,267.97
Total Interest Paid $19,260.93
Sum of All Loan Payments $152,156.93

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year All Residents
1 $51,640
2 $53,145
3 $54,694
4 $56,288

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Culinary Institute of America to be $206,560 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 2.9% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Culinary Institute of America Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=190503 IPEDS survey data for Culinary Institute of America.