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    The Culinary Institute of America
   
 
  Oct 24, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Tuition and Fees



The CIA is dedicated to keeping costs to students as low as possible while maintaining the high quality of its programs, services, and facilities. Tuition and fee information and policies for the CIA campuses in the United States for 20172018 begin below. Click here for tuition and fee information and policies for the CIA Singapore.

2017–2018 Tuition/Fee Schedule—Degree Programs (New York)

New York Campus Effective July 1, 2017
  First Semester
Freshman
Second Semester
Freshman
First Semester
Sophomore
Second Semester
Sophomore
Tuition* $14,690 $14,690 $14,690 $14,690
Board** $1,775 $1,775 $1,775 $1,775
General Fee® $740 $740 $740 $740
Total $17,205
 
$17,205 $17,205 $17,205

 

  First Semester
Junior
Second Semester
Junior
First Semester
Senior
Second Semester
Senior
Tuition* $14,690 $14,690 $14,690 $14,690
Board** # $1,775 $1,775 $1,775 $1,775
General Fee® $740 $740 $740 $740
Total $17,205 $17,205 $17,205 $17,205
 
* 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 Meals—Board).
# Board for the semester in the junior or senior year when students in the Asian Cuisine or Italian Cuisine concentration are studying in Singapore or Italy will be as follows: Singapore—$470, Italy—$1,475.
® The general fee includes charges such as student activity and exam fees, and secondary student accident insurance.

 Note:

  • In addition to the fees noted in the charts above, students will be charged a $50 application fee. Students will also be charged a fee in their entering semester for supplies and uniforms of $755 (culinary arts). or $620 (baking and pastry arts). In the second year of their program, they will be charged a supplies fee of $100 (culinary arts) or $205 (baking and pastry arts).
  • Students who take the Global Cuisines and Cultures course will be subject to an additional charge. See Global Cuisines and Cultures for details.

2017–2018 Tuition/Fee Schedule—Degree Programs (California)

California Campus Effective July 1, 2017
  First Semester
Freshman
Second Semester
Freshman
First Semester
Sophomore
Second Semester
Sophomore
Tuition* $14,690 $14,690 $14,690 $14,690
Application $50      
Supplies $775/
$620††
  $100/
$205‡‡
 
Board** $1,475 $1,475 $1,475 $1,475
General Fee® $740 $740 $740 $740
Total $17,710/
$17,575
$16,905 $17,005/
$17,110
$16,905
   
* Full-time tuition is per semester, with each semester ranging from 12–18 credits.
Supplies for culinary arts freshmen include a culinary tool kit and uniforms.
†† Supplies for baking and pastry arts freshmen include a baking and pastry tool kit and uniforms.
Fourth-semester supplies for culinary arts students.
‡‡ Fourth-semester supplies for baking and pastry arts students.
** Board includes two meals per day on scheduled class days.
® The general fee includes charges such as student activity and exam fees, and secondary student accident insurance.

Notes:

  • Based on the 2017–2018 tuition/fee schedule, the estimated total charge for an entire educational program is as follows: Associate degree in baking and pastry arts: $68,495; Associate degree in culinary arts: $68,525.
  • In addition to the fees listed above, California residents, or students enrolled at the California campus, may be subject to a nonrefundable STRF fee. For students who enroll after January 1, 2015, the fee is $0 (zero) per $1,000 of institutional charges. The STRF rate is subject to change based on the balance in the STRF account. Please see Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) Fee for more information.

2017–2018 Tuition/Fee Schedule—ACAP and WBGC (California)

California Campus Effective July 1, 2017
  First Semester
Freshman
Second Semester
Freshman
Tuition* $14,690 $14,690
Application $50  
Supplies $560/$310††  
Board** $1,475 $1,475
General Fee® $740 $740
Total $17,515/$17,265
 
$16,905
   
* Full-time tuition is per semester, with each semester ranging from 12–18 credits.
First-semester supplies for ACAP students.
†† First-semester supplies for WBGC students.
** Board includes two meals per day on scheduled class days.
® The general fee includes charges such as student activity and exam fees, and secondary student accident insurance.

Notes:

  • Based on the 2017–2018 tuition/fee schedule, the estimated total charge for an entire educational program is as follows: Accelerated Culinary Arts Certificate Program: $34,420.

  • Based on the 2017–2018 tuition/fee schedule, the estimated total charge for an entire educational program is as follows: Wine and Beverage Graduate Certificate Program: $34,170.

  • In addition to the fees listed above, California residents, or students enrolled at the California campus, may be subject to a nonrefundable STRF fee. For students who enroll after January 1, 2015, the fee is $0 (zero) per $1,000 of institutional charges. The STRF rate is subject to change based on the balance in the STRF account. Please see Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) Fee for more information.

Tuition/Fee Schedule—Degree Programs (Texas)

Texas Campus September 12, 2017 and January 3, 2018 entry dates
  First Semester
Freshman
Second Semester
Freshman
First Semester
Sophomore
Second Semester
Sophomore
Tuition* $14,690 $14,690 $15,130 $15,130
Application $50      
Supplies $755/
$620††
  $120/
$215††
 
Board** $740 $740 $750 $750
General Fee® $400 $400 $420 $420
Total $16,635/
$16,500
$15,830 $16,420/
$16,515
$16,300
  May 8, 2018 entry date
  First Semester
Freshman
Second Semester
Freshman
First Semester
Sophomore
Second Semester
Sophomore
Tuition* $14,690 $15,130 $15,130 $15,600
Application $50      
Supplies $755/
$620††
  $120/
$215††
 
Board** $740 $750 $750 $760
General Fee® $400 $420 $420 $430
Total $16,635/
$16,500
$16,300 $16,420/
$16,515
$16,790
   
* Full-time tuition is per semester, with each semester ranging from 12–18 credits.
Supplies for culinary arts freshmen include a culinary tool kit and uniforms.
†† Supplies for baking and pastry arts freshmen include a baking and pastry tool kit and uniforms.
Supplies for culinary arts students.
‡‡ Supplies for baking and pastry arts students.
** Board includes one meal per day on scheduled class days.
® The general fee includes charges such as exam fees and secondary student accident insurance.

Please note:

The tuition and fees for programs at the CIA San Antonio campus whose entry dates fall in the 2017–2018 academic year are shown in the chart above. As required by the state of Texas, the costs for a student’s entire program are presented.

Residence Hall Rates

On-campus housing is available to students at the New York and California campuses. Rates per semester are as follows:

New York Campus

Single   $4,190
Double—lodge   $3,830
Double or quad   $3,660
Triple—lodge   $3,290
Triple (limited availability)   $3,035

California Campus

Single   $4,825
Double   $3,900
Triple or quadruple   $3,280

CIA-controlled off-campus housing:

Single   $4,825
Executive apartments—Napa   $4,800
Double   $4,300

Texas Campus

Tobin Lofts (off campus, bachelor’s concentration students only):

Single   $3,830
Double   $3,660

International Concentration Semester

Double (Italy)   $3,660
Triple (Italy)   $3,035
Double (Singapore)   $3,830

Fees That May Be Assessed

Late registration fee   $150
Late payment fee   $150
Re-registration for failure—externship   $150
Failure—practical and ServSafe exams   $60
Life achievement portfolio application fee   $150
Part-time and overload fees (per credit)*   $980
No-show fee—practical exams   $150

* For students who take fewer than 12 credits or more than 18 credits

Cancellation and Withdrawal from Concentration Programs

Regardless of the reason for cancellation, students who fail to cancel their enrollment in a concentration that includes a semester away at a domestic or international campus or location less than 90 days prior to the assigned semester-away term will be responsible for a cancellation fee of $350 as set forth by the terms and conditions of The Culinary Institute of America.

International Studies GCC Fee

Students in the bachelor’s degree programs who choose to take the three-credit Global Cuisines and Cultures (GCC) course as one of their free electives will be charged this fee. The amount of the fee is subject to change based on seasonal costs and exchange rates at the time of booking. Rates will be announced prior to registration for the course and currently average $5,275 per trip. The fee may be partially offset if the student applies for and is awarded a CIA International Studies Grant .

Students who take the Global Cuisines and Cultures trip outside of their program—meaning it does not satisfy any requirements toward their degree—will be charged the full fee and will not be eligible to receive any financial aid funds to cover the cost of the trip. Also, their overall cost of attendance  will not be increased.

International Studies Semester-Away Fee for Concentrations

Students in the bachelor’s degree programs may choose to do a concentration that includes a semester away as part of their program. Those students who choose to do a concentration at one of our international locations will be charged this fee to cover the increased costs associated with the experience. Rates will be announced prior to registration for the semester and currently average $3,500. The fee may be partially offset if the student applies for and is awarded a CIA International Studies Grant .

Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) Fee

Effective January 1, 2015, the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) assessment rate will be $0 (zero) per $1,000. Therefore, all institutions required to collect STRF assessments from students will cease doing so until notified by the California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education to resume such collections.

The following is disclosed to students in accordance with the California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education:

“You must pay the state-imposed assess­ment for the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) if all of the following applies to you:

  1. You are a student in an educational program, who is a California resi­dent, or are enrolled in a residency program, and prepay all or part of your tuition either by cash, guaran­teed student loans, or personal loans, and
  2. Your total charges are not paid by any third-party payer such as an employer, government program or other payer unless you have a separate agreement to repay the third party.

You are not eligible for protection from the STRF and you are not required to pay the STRF assessment, if either of the following applies:

  1. You are not a California resident, or are not enrolled in a residency pro­gram, or
  2. Your total charges are paid by a third party, such as an employer, govern­ment program or other payer, and you have no separate agreement to repay the third party.*

The State of California created the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) to relieve or mitigate economic losses suffered by students in educational programs who are California residents, or are enrolled in resi­dency programs attending certain schools regulated by the Bureau for Private Post­secondary and Vocational Education.

You may be eligible for STRF if you are a California resident or are enrolled in a residency program, prepaid tuition, paid the STRF assessment, and suffered an economic loss as a result of any of the following:

  1. The school closed before the course of instruction was completed.
  2. The school’s failure to pay refunds or charges on behalf of a student to a third party for license fees or any other purpose, or to provide equip­ment or materials for which a charge was collected within 180 days before the closure of the school.
  3. The school’s failure to pay or reim­burse loan proceeds under a federally guaranteed student loan program as required by law or to pay or reimburse proceeds received by the school prior to closure in excess of tuition and other costs.
  4. There was a material failure to comply with the Act or this Division within 30 days before the school closed or, if the material failure began earlier than 30 days prior to closure, the period determined by the Bureau.
  5. An inability after diligent efforts to prosecute, prove, and collect on a judgment against the institution for a violation of the Act.”

However, no claim can be paid to any stu­dent without a Social Security number or a taxpayer identification number.

*A student whose costs are paid to the college by a third-party payer should alert the Student Financial and Registration Services prior to the first tuition payment to avoid unnecessary charges.

Meals—Board

Board is a required fee for all students and is considered a valuable part of the culinary education. Students are encouraged to eval­uate the basic techniques involved in both the preparation and the service of food.

New York Campus

The CIA meal plan uses a points system, and the board charge of $1,775 per semester provides points equivalent to two meals per day on scheduled class days as well as 325 gold points that can be used throughout the semester seven days a week. This plan is the minimum required for all students; point type, use, and expiration in the plan vary according to class year.

CIA Meal Plan (required plan)
$1,775
1,400 meal points + 325 gold points

At any time during the year, students may choose to supplement the CIA Meal Plan by purchasing the Plus or Ultimate upgrade, which provide more points and more flexibility:

CIA Meal Plan Plus Supplement
$280
Adds 325 gold points to the student’s plan to use any time, including weekends

CIA Meal Plan Ultimate Supplement
$560
Adds 675 gold points to the student’s plan to use any time, including weekends

Please note:

  • Meal plan points are distinct from and in addition to Culinary Cash. 
  • Additional gold points expire at the end of each semester (15 weeks).
  • Meals are not available on days when the campus is closed during the extended winter and summer breaks.
  • Commuters and current students who started at the CIA prior to July 1, 2017 may submit a request for a reduced meal plan for $1,475 (1,400 meal plan points) to Student Financial and Registration Services (SFRS). To make a request, students must first be registered for the semester in which the reduced plan would take place, and must submit it no later than the Friday of the third week of that semester.

California Campus

The cost per semester is $1,475 for the stan­dard meal plan, which includes two meals per day on scheduled class days. There are two common kitchen facilities available in the Vineyard Lodge Housing Center for students to use in preparing meals outside of class time.

Texas Campus

The cost per semester is $740, which includes one meal per instructional day based on class schedules.

Culinary Cash

New York Campus

Along with meals covered by the board fee, the college offers students the opportunity to purchase Culinary Cash. A minimum cash deposit in the amount of $25 is all that is needed to get started in the program. Culinary Cash is mandatory for all students who wish to print any material from the student computer labs.

The Culinary Cash program gives stu­dents the convenience, flexibility, and secu­rity of cash-free transactions by enabling them to use their CIA student ID like a debit card at selected sites on campus such as restaurants and the library. Culinary Cash can also be used to buy tickets from the Student Activities Office. As an added convenience, students and their families may set up and add funds to their Culinary Cash account using our online deposit sys­tem, GET Funds. This system is available 24/7 and accepts MasterCard, Visa, Dis­cover, or debit cards as payment options.

At the end of a student’s academic career, any balance in his or her Culinary Cash account will be transferred to the student’s tuition account and applied to outstanding financial obligations. If the remaining balance is more than $10, a refund must be requested via the Student Financial and Registration Services—Express Office. Unclaimed balances will be transferred to the Student Activities fund.

Payment Policy

Tuition and fees (including room and board), less any pending financial aid, must be paid in full 30 days prior to the start of any new semester. This payment is an indication of a student’s preparedness to pay and their financial commitment to the college. College-approved payment plans must be in place prior to any required payment due date. Failure to pay may result in deregistration and late payment fees. Payment will be considered late after five days.

Note:

  • First-year, first-semester students are required to pay a $300 advance deposit at the time of acceptance.
  • Payment for the International Studies GCC Fee is billed and payable with the semester prior to the student’s travel date.
  • Miscellaneous charges that may be assessed will be payable within 30 days after they are invoiced.
  • Students must have a zero balance or have an approved payment plan in place in order to begin work at their approved externship site.
  • Students may not participate in their graduation ceremonies with an unpaid balance.

Payment Plans

The college offers payment choices to help students afford their college expenses. Students can spread the cost of tuition and fees over a term by enrolling in a tuition payment plan via the TouchNet online system. Students will find a link to View and Pay Account below the Self-Service Menu on the student portal (CIA Main Menu). For more information, students should go to Quick Links on the Student Financial and Registration Services (SFRS) page of CIA Main Menu, or contact the office at SFRS@culinary.edu or 845-451-1500.

Cancellation Policy

New York Campus

A full refund will be made to any student who cancels enrollment prior to or within the first week of classes, except that the college will retain the $100 confirmation fee.

California Campus

Students have the right to cancel their program of instruction, without any penalty or obligations, through attendance at the first class session or the seventh calendar day after enrollment, whichever is later. After the end of the cancellation period, students also have the right to stop school at any time, and students have the right to receive a pro rata refund if they have completed 60% or fewer of the scheduled class days in the current payment period of their program, as calculated through their last day of attendance.

Cancellation may occur when the student provides a written notice of cancellation at the following address: Admissions Department, The Culinary Institute of America, 1946 Campus Drive, Hyde Park, NY 12538.

  • The written notice of cancellation, if sent by mail, is effective when deposited in the mail properly addressed with proper postage.
  • The written notice of cancellation need not take any particular form and, however expressed, is effective if it shows that the student no longer wishes to be bound by the enrollment agreement.

If the enrollment agreement is cancelled, the school will refund the student any money he/she paid, less a confirmation fee of $100, less any deduction for equipment not returned in good condition, within 45 days after the notice of cancellation is received.

Texas Campus

A full refund will be made to any student who cancels the enrollment contract within 72 hours (until midnight of the third day excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays) after the enrollment contract is signed. A full refund will also be made to any student who cancels enrollment within the student’s first three scheduled class days, except that the school may retain not more than $100 in any administrative fees charged, as well as items of extra expense that are necessary for the portion of the program attended and stated separately on the enrollment agreement.

Withdrawal Refund Policy (New York)

New York Campus

The date of determination of a student’s official withdrawal is based on the date the college is provided official notice of withdrawal. Suspension for any reason is considered a withdrawal. The actual date of withdrawal for return of Title IV or for unofficial withdrawal purposes will be based on the last class day or the best available academic information.

Tuition and General Fee Refunds

If a student withdraws or is suspended after the semester begins, he or she will be refunded a percentage of tuition and general fees, as shown on the following chart:

Withdrawal Date   Amount of Refund
1–7 calendar days   100%
8–14 calendar days   85%
15–21 calendar days   50%
After 21 calendar days   No refund

Cancellation and Withdrawal from Travel Programs

Regardless of the reason for cancellation, students who fail to cancel their travel reservation by the published deadlines will be responsible for cancellation costs as set forth by the terms and conditions of the current travel provider.

Residence Hall Fee Refunds (Effective April 19, 2016)

Housing cancellations must be submitted in writing to the Residence Life Office 30 days prior to a semester start date. Applicants who fail to cancel 30 days prior to a semester start date or fail to occupy their assigned room will be subject to a $175 cancellation fee.

Students who are withdrawing or suspended for any reason will be refunded a percentage of their residence hall charges as shown in the following chart:

Room Exit Date   Amount of Refund
Prior to the start of the semester   100%
1–14 calendar days   80%
After 14 calendar days   No refund

Board Fee Refunds

Board fees are refundable on the same schedule as residence halls.

The college will credit to the student account any tuition amount due as indicated above, and will pay any balance due to the student from unliquidated tuition deposits within 45 days of the date the college determined the withdrawal. New, unused equipment may be returned to the college’s Central Issuing Department within 20 days of withdrawal for credit to the student account. Uniforms that have been embroidered with the student’s name may not be returned.

Withdrawal Refund Policy (California)

California Campus

You may withdraw from the CIA at any time after the cancellation period described in the Cancellation Policy and receive a pro rata refund if you have completed 60% or fewer of the scheduled class days in the current payment period in your program through the last day of attendance. The refund will be less the registration fee or an administration fee not to exceed $250, and less any deduction for equipment not returned in good condition, within 45 days of withdrawal. New, unused equipment may be returned to the college’s student affairs manager within 20 days of withdrawal for credit to the student account.

Residence Hall Fee Refunds (Effective April 19, 2016)

Housing cancellations must be submitted in writing to the student affairs manager at the California campus 30 days prior to a semester start date. Applicants who fail to cancel 30 days prior to a semester start date or fail to occupy their assigned room will be subject to a $175 cancellation fee.

Students who are withdrawing or suspended for any reason will be refunded a percentage of their residence hall charges as shown in the following chart:

Room Exit Date   Amount of Refund
Prior to the start of the semester   100%
1–14 calendar days   80%
After 14 calendar days   No refund

Board Fee Refunds

Board fees are refundable on the same schedule as residence halls.

Tuition and General Fee Refunds

If the student has completed more than 60% of the period of attendance for which the student was charged, the tuition is considered earned and the student will receive no refund. If the student has received federal student financial aid funds, the student is entitled to a refund of moneys not paid from federal student financial aid program funds.

For the purpose of determining a refund under this section, a student shall be deemed to have withdrawn from a program of instruction when any of the following occurs:

  • The student notifies the CIA of the student’s withdrawal or the date the student plans to withdraw, whichever is later.
  • The CIA terminates the student’s enrollment for failure to maintain satisfactory academic progress, failure to abide by the rules and regulations of the institution, absences in excess of the maximum set forth by the institution, and/or failure to meet financial obligations to the CIA.
  • The student fails to return from a leave of absence.

For the purpose of determining the amount of the refund, the date of the student’s withdrawal shall be deemed the last date of recorded attendance. The amount owed equals the daily charge for the program (total institutional charge, minus non-refundable fees, divided by the number of days in the program), prior to withdrawal.

Withdrawal Refund Policy (Texas)

Texas Campus

  1. Refund computations will be based on scheduled course time of class attendance through the last date of attendance. Leaves of absence, sus­pensions, and school holidays will not be counted as part of the scheduled classes.
  2. The effective date of termination for refund purposes will be the earliest of the following:
  1. The last date of attendance, if the student is terminated by the college,
  2. The date of receipt of written notice from the student, or
  3. Ten school days following the last date of attendance.
  1. If tuition and fees are collected in advance of entrance, and if after expiration of the 72-hour cancellation privilege and the student does not enter the college, not more than $100 in any administrative fees charged shall be retained by the college for the entire program.
  2. If a student enters a program and withdraws or is otherwise termi­nated after the cancellation period, the college may retain not more than $100 in any administra­tive fees charged for the entire pro­gram. The minimum refund of the remaining tuition and fees will be the pro rata portion of tuition, fees, and other charges that the number of hours remaining in the portion of the course or program for which the student has been charged after the effective date of termination bears to the total number of hours in the portion of the course or program for which the student has been charged, except that a student may not collect a refund if he or she has completed 75 percent or more of the total num­ber of hours in the portion of the pro­gram for which the student has been charged on the effective date of termination.1
  3. Refunds for items of extra expense to the student, such as books, tools, or other supplies, are to be handled separately from the refund of tuition and other academic fees. The student will not be required to purchase instructional supplies, books, and tools until such time as these materi­als are required. Once these materi­als are purchased, no refund will be made. For full refunds, the college can withhold costs for these types of items from the refund as long as they were necessary for the portion of the program attended and separately stated in the enrollment agreement. Any such items not required for the portion of the program attended must be included in the refund.
  4. A student who withdraws for a rea­son unrelated to his or her academic status after the 75 percent completion mark and requests a grade at the time of withdrawal shall be given a grade of “incomplete” and permitted to re-enroll in the course or program during the 12-month period following the date the student withdrew without payment of additional tuition for that portion of the course or program.
  5. A full refund of all tuition and fees is due and refundable in each of the fol­lowing cases:
  1. An enrollee is not accepted by the college,
  2. If the course of instruction is dis­continued by the college and this prevents the student from completing the course, or
  3. If the student’s enrollment was procured as a result of any misrepre­sentation in advertising, promotional materials of the college, or represen­tations by the owner or representa­tives of the college.

A full or partial refund may also be due in other circumstances of program deficien­cies or violations of requirements for career schools and colleges.

  1. Refund policy for students called to active military service—A student of the college who withdraws as a result of being called to active duty in a military service of the United States or the Texas National Guard may elect one of the following options for each program in which he or she is enrolled:
  1. If tuition and fees are collected in advance of the withdrawal, a pro rata refund of any tuition, fees, or other charges paid by the student for the program and a cancellation of any unpaid tuition, fees, or other charges owed by the student for the portion of the program the student does not complete following withdrawal;
  2. A grade of incomplete with the designation “withdrawn—military” for the courses in the program, other than courses for which the student has previously received a grade on the student’s transcript, and the right to re-enroll in the program, or a sub­stantially equivalent program if that program is no longer available, not later than the first anniversary of the date the student is discharged from active military duty without payment of additional tuition, fees, or other charges for the program other than any previously unpaid balance of the original tuition, fees, and charges for books for the program; or
  3. The assignment of an appropriate final grade or credit for the courses in the program, but only if the instructor or instructors of the program deter­mine that the student has:
  • Satisfactorily completed at least 90 percent of the required course­work for the program; and
  • Demonstrated sufficient mastery of the program material to receive credit for completing the program.
  1. The payment of refunds will be com­pleted once the refund instrument has been negotiated or credited into the proper account(s) within 60 days after the effective date of termination.

1More simply, the refund is based on the precise num­ber of course time hours the student has paid for, but not yet used, at the point of termination, up to the 75% completion mark, after which no refund is due. Form PS-1040R provides the precise calculation.

Treatment of Title IV Aid When a Student Withdraws

The law specifies how the college must determine the amount of Title IV program assistance that students earn if they with­draw from school. The Title IV programs that are covered by this law are: Federal Pell Grants, Direct Stafford Loans, Par­ent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS), Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOGs), Federal Perkins Loans and, in some cases, certain state grant aid (LEAP/SLEAP), GEAR UP grants, and SSS Grants to students.

When students withdraw during their period of enrollment, the amount of Title IV program assistance that they have earned up to that point is determined by a specific formula. If a student received (or the college or a parent received on his or her behalf) less assistance than the amount that the student earned, the student may be able to receive those additional funds. If the student received more assistance than he or she earned, the excess funds must be returned by the college and/or the student.

The amount of assistance that the stu­dent earned is determined on a pro rata basis. For example, if the student completed 30% of his or her period of enrollment, the student earns 30% of the assistance he or she was originally scheduled to receive. Once the student has completed more than 60% of the period of enrollment, the stu­dent earns all the assistance that he or she was scheduled to receive for that period.

Students who did not receive all of the funds they earned may be due a post-with­drawal disbursement. If the post-withdrawal disbursement includes loan funds, students may choose to decline the loan funds so they don’t incur additional debt. The col­lege may automatically use all or a por­tion of this post-withdrawal disbursement (including loan funds, if the student accepts them) for tuition, fees, and room and board charges (as contracted with the college); for other college charges, the college needs the student’s permission to use the post-with­drawal disbursement. If the student does not give permission (which some colleges ask for when the student enrolls), the student will be offered the funds. However, it may be in the student’s best interest to allow the college to keep the funds to reduce his or her debt at the college.

There are some Title IV funds that stu­dents are scheduled to receive that they cannot earn once they withdraw because of other eligibility requirements. For example, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who have not completed the first 30 days of their program before they withdraw will not earn any Direct loan funds they would have received had they remained enrolled past the 30th day.

For students who receive (or the col­lege or a parent receives on their behalf) excess Title IV program funds that must be returned, the college must return a portion of the excess equal to the lesser of

  1. the student’s institutional charges multiplied by the unearned percent­age of their funds, or
  2. the entire amount of excess funds.

The college must return this amount even if it didn’t keep this amount of the student’s Title IV program funds.

If the college is not required to return all of the excess funds, students must return the remaining amount. Any loan funds that students must return, students (or your parent, for a PLUS) repay in accordance with the terms of the promissory note. That is, students make scheduled payments to the holder of the loan over a period of time.

Any amount of unearned grant funds that students must return is called an overpayment. The amount of a grant over­payment that a student must repay is half of the unearned amount. Students must make arrangements with the college or the Department of Education to return the unearned grant funds.

The requirements for Title IV program funds when students withdraw are separate from any refund policy that the college may have. Therefore, students may still owe funds to the college to cover unpaid institu­tional charges. The college may also charge students for any Title IV program funds that the college was required to return.

For questions about Title IV program funds, call the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-4-FEDAID (1-800-433-3243). TTY users may call 1-800-730-8913. Information is also avail­able at www.studentaid.ed.gov.

The college will make available upon request examples of the application of our refund policies.

Credit Balances

Credit balances will be refunded upon request or automatically refunded within 14 days of the date the credit occurs on the student’s account and are processed by Student Financial and Registration Services at the New York campus. Refunds or eRefunds will be distributed:

  • eRefunds student—Those students who sign up for eRefunds will have their refunds deposited directly into their bank account.
  • Registered student, NY campus—Check will be available for pickup in Student Financial and Registra­tion Services—Express Office.
  • Registered student, CA campus—Check will be available for pickup in the Education Office.
  • Registered student, TX campus—Check will be sent via mail to the permanent address.
  • Students taking their concentration at other campuses—Check will be mailed to the permanent address.

All other refunds will be mailed to the permanent address. Students are encouraged to sign up for eRefunds.

Note that the law requires that any excess PLUS funds be returned to the par­ent. If a school determines that PLUS funds created a credit balance, the credit balance would have to be given to the parent. The CIA will refund the parent when the PLUS is the only payment on the account and the PLUS disbursement is more than the student’s institutional charges. See Federal Direct PLUS Loan  to learn more.

CIA Singapore

For students admitted to the CIA bachelor of business administration in food business management program through the SIT partnership in AY2017–2018, the annual tuition fee is fixed at the AY2017–2018 rate for the duration of their degree program. The Ministry of Education (MOE), Singa­pore provides tuition grants that cover a substantial portion of the full tuition fees to eligible students. Students who receive the tuition grant are required to pay only the subsidized tuition fee. More information is available at www.singaporetech.edu.sg/tuition-fees-grants.

The figures that follow apply only to students who enrolled in the August 2016 entry date.

Tuition Fees for AY2017–2018

All figures listed are in Singaporean dollars.

Singapore Citizens (Subsidized Tuition Fee):
Per Annum Per Semester Per Credit
S$12,420 S$6,210 S$330
 
Singapore Permanent Residents (Subsidized Tuition Fee):    
Per Annum Per Semester Per Credit
S$23,500 S$11,750 S$600
     
International Students
Per Annum Per Semester Per Credit
S$32,528 S$16,264 S$760
     
Non-Subsidized Tuition Fee:
Per Annum Per Semester Per Credit
S$44,202 S$22,101 S$1,040

Tuition fees for each semester will be charged based on the following:

  • Less than 16 credits—Credit charging applies
  • 16 to 22 credits—Normal semester fees apply
  • More than 22 credits—Normal semester fees plus credit charging for additional credits

Fees will be billed in advance of each semester. Adjustments will be made in the next billing if there are changes to the number of credits taken in the prevailing semester.

Please note:

  • All amounts quoted are exclusive of GST (goods and services tax).
  • For students paying subsidized fees, GST on the tuition fees will be subsidized by the Ministry of Education (MOE).
  • For international students and students paying non-subsidized fees, GST on the tuition fees is to be borne by the student.

Tuition fees are locked in for normal can­didature of study. Students requiring more semesters of study to complete their pro­gram of study will be subjected to revised fees of the respective semesters.

For further details, please refer to Tuition Fees & Grants in the Admissions section of the Singapore Institute of Technology website.

Miscellaneous Fees

In addition to the tuition fees, students are required to pay miscellaneous fees upon matriculation to SIT. These fees include a registration fee and an annual recurring fee that is payable at the beginning of each academic year.

These fees are charged after a subsidy from SIT and cover matriculation, student activities, library and sports facilities, and insurance, as well as academic-related services.

Miscellaneous Fees for AY20172018 after subsidy from SIT (Fees quoted are inclusive of GST)
Nationality Matriculation Fee* Annual Fee
Singapore Citizens S$53.50 S$256.80
Permanent Residents S$53.50 S$310.30
International Students S$53.50 S$342.40

Students who withdraw or apply for a leave of absence from SIT after the start of a semester/trimester are liable for the payment of fees (tuition and miscellaneous fees).

Miscellaneous fees are subject to revision from year to year and are paid yearly.

*Registration Fee: This one-time, nonrefundable fee of $53.50 (inclusive of GST) goes towards the SIT student orientation and matriculation. This fee will be charged upon matriculation.

Incidental Fees

CIA students also have incidental fees as follows (fees listed are estimated).

Culinary/Service Uniform/Safety Shoes/Black Dress Shoes:   S$610
Graduation Coat, Knife Kit, and Textbooks:   S$1,713
General Fees (Practicals and Graduation Fee):   S$600
Global Cuisines and Cultures Trip:   S$8,000–S$10,000

Payment of Fees

Please note the following:

  • Students who do not sign the tuition grant agreement or who are not eligible for the tuition grant will have to pay non-subsidized tuition fee.
  • Fees (tuition fees and compulsory miscel­laneous fees) are payable by students on a semester basis.
  • Students who withdraw or apply for leave of absence from SIT after the start of a semester are liable for the payment of fees (tuition and miscellaneous fees).
  • National Servicemen whose enrollment in the CIA Singapore is delayed by one or two years because of National Service commitment are allowed to enjoy a one- or two-year lag in the payment of the subsidized tuition fee. The fee payable will depend on the year the student accepted a place at the CIA. For ex­ample, if a student was offered admission in AY2016 and accepted the offer, the student pays the subsidized tuition fee applicable for AY2016 when the student joins the CIA Singa­pore in AY2018. If the student had re-applied for a new program in AY2017, he or she will still pay the subsidized tuition fee applicable for AY2016 regardless of the second applica­tion outcome.
  • A late payment charge of S$50 (after GST) will be imposed on students for overdue payments.

Withdrawal Refund Policy (Overseas Immersion Program)

Cancellation and Withdrawal from Travel Program (Overseas Immersion Program)

Students who fail to cancel their travel arrangements 90 days prior to their travel date will be responsible to reimburse the CIA for non-recoverable travel expenses. The CIA works very hard to recover expenses that have already been paid on behalf of the student, but we cannot guar­antee our providers will reimburse us. This policy also applies to cancellation for medical reasons.