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We know you’re passionate about pursuing your dream of a career in the culinary and hospitality industry and we’ll do everything we can to help you find the financial assistance that can help you get there.
At Le Cordon Bleu, we are committed to helping students explore all of the resources that may be available to help finance their education. Our finance representatives can assist in exploring a variety of options, including federal and state loans, scholarships, grants, work-study programs, and private loans.
Please keep in mind that there are deadlines for financial aid applications so you’ll want to get your forms filled out on time in order to assure that the funding for the cost of culinary school will be available before your program’s start date.
You May Qualify for More than One Kind of Financial Assistance
Get an estimate of the "net price" of your program costs and potential financial aid assistance using our easy-to-use calculator!
Scholarships and Grants are another fund source you may qualify for which could help finance part of your education. There are a variety of culinary scholarships and grants offered at our schools. Our financial aid advisors can give you more information on scholarships and grants you may be eligible for
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We participate in many Federal and State financial aid programs including the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Federal Stafford Loan, Federal PLUS Loan, and Federal Work Study. Our financial aid advisors are very knowledgeable about the various programs available – in fact it’s their main focus. They can give you information on alternative sources of funding the cost of culinary school such as private loans, as well as financial assistance programs for Military and Veterans. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.
Learn more about financial aid programs to help with culinary school tuition
Access a list of commonly asked questions about financial aid here. If you have any other questions, please contact the financial aid department at your earliest convenience.
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To help you get an idea of how much your education may cost and some of the ways you can help pay for it, Le Cordon Bleu provides a number of calculators and financial aid tools for culinary school
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Financial aid is available to qualified students. Students who wish to apply for federal aid must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year.
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We've organized a number of materials that will be helpful to you as you proceed through the application, enrollment and financial aid processes, including catalogs and academic calendars. Click here to access these resources.
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* Estimation of cost. Costs and financing options will be confirmed through the admissions & financial aid process, taking into account each individual's specific circumstances (transfer credits, need, 3rd party funding, etc). Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. An additional STRF fee is charged for schools in California.
** Cost based on online Associate Degree prerequisite. For more information visit our online culinary programs page.
***Future costs and financial aid estimates are subject to change. Results of the net price calculator are not guaranteed and special circumstances are reviewed by the Financial Aid Office on a case-by-case basis. The accuracy of your estimated awards is based on the information you provide. It is intended for undergraduate domestic students. The estimated awards are based on the assumption that the student will complete the FAFSA.
*Le Cordon Bleu in North America had more culinary graduates in the USA than any other national network of culinary schools, for the years 2006 to 2011. Source: IPEDS.
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