Financial Aid

At the Columbus Culinary Institute, students and their families work individually with a representative to develop a personalized financial plan to cover the costs of investing in their education.   

There are several types of financial aid programs available for those who qualify:

• Ohio College Opportunity Grants
• Federal Pell Grants  
• Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants 
• Federal Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans 
• Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans 
• Federal Direct PLUS Loans (Parent Loans)
• Alternative and Personal Loans
• Installment Payment Plans
• Scholarships

Each type of financial aid program has its own criteria and rules. Awards can vary based on each person’s and each family’s situation and some programs require applying by a deadline. Your representative can help you throughout the process of applying for financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and can work with you to help optimize your financial aid plan. 

Columbus Culinary Institutes’ scholarships totaling $8,000 annually are available to high school students in culinary arts programs, sponsored by ProStart© and FCCLA. Each of these organizations holds an annual state competition. Scholarships totaling $4,000 will be awarded to the winning culinary team at each organization’s state competition. The aggregate $4,000 scholarship award will be divided proportionately among the winning team’s members. Therefore, the amount of each team member’s scholarship award will be dependent on the number of members on the team. The scholarship may be used only at Columbus Culinary Institute.

To help keep your education affordable, tuition rates will never go up from year to year as long as you stay enrolled full-time in the program.

After you apply, your personal Columbus Culinary Institute representative will work with you to develop an individual financial plan that works best for you. In addition to tuition costs, each financial plan includes the cost of items like books, supplies, fees, and even residence facilities. Your financial plan will include all of these costs up front so there are no surprises later on.


 To find out more about our culinary arts program, request more information today.

Net Price Calculator

Our calculator can help you get a rough idea of the cost of attending Columbus Culinary Institute.  There are many factors that affect your financial aid eligibility that may not be accounted for in the calculator. We encourage you to schedule a visit to the school so we  can meet with you and discuss your financial aid eligibility.

Click here to launch the Net Price Calculator.