Dear Bachelor's Degree Student,
As you head into the next phase of your education, it is important to make arrangements for financing your junior year. If you are a declared BPS candidate and you rely on financial aid to help fund your education, you should file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) well in advance of your junior year. We often have more students interested in starting the next class than we have room for, and those who have confirmed financial aid arrangements will be given preference to enroll. Check with the Financial Aid Office to make sure you are filing the correct FAFSA.
You'll want to research all sources of financial aid, including external scholarships. There are links to scholarship searches on our web pages and on the portal, which you should check regularly. One of the most important and often over-looked sources of financial aid is the Financial Aid Times, sent to your CIA e-mail address every other month. There are many scholarship opportunities available and, believe it or not, we often don't have enough applicants. Reading the Financial Aid Times should be a habit throughout your four years at the CIA.
The Financial Aid Office is located on the second floor of the Admissions Building, and you can always call for an appointment or with questions, send us an e-mail, or visit us. Your Financial Aid Counselor will guide you through the process and help with your concerns and questions.
We look forward to helping you realize your dreams.
Director of Financial Aid
The Culinary Institute of America