Financing Your Education
Welcome to the Escoffier Student Finance Services website. You'll find a wealth of useful information about the many scholarships and financial aid opportunities available at the Escoffier School of Culinary Arts.
At Escoffier School of Culinary Arts we are here to help you find the financial assistance you need to achieve your dream of a culinary career. There are a number of programs available for those who qualify and we are here to help you understand your financial aid options. We encourage you to talk to one of our Financial Aid Representatives who can discuss your financing opportunities in detail.
Students are encouraged to apply for scholarships, financial aid, and other resources by the appropriate deadlines. Use the Financial Aid Application link to go directly to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid on the Web to apply for most financial aid (available to those who qualify).
Check out the Tuition Estimator to estimate your costs at Escoffier or visit Tuition Information for required tuition and fees.
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Are you a new or prospective student to Escoffier? Visit our Campus Locations pages for more information on each school.
Get additional financial aid information for Parents here, including Parent Direct PLUS Loan information.
Financial Aid Programs
The Escoffier School of Culinary Arts Student Finance Services offers many federal, state and institutional financial aid programs. Financial aid is considered any resource that can help pay for college. Students must apply for financial aid using the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Aid is awarded first come first served while funds remain.
The most common types of financial aid programs fall into the following categories:
Grants are free money that does not have to be repaid. Normally grants are awarded to students with high financial need. Federal formulas determine who can be awarded these grants.
Loans are funds that are borrowed and must be repaid. There are several different types of loans for students, including federal, institutional loans, and private loans. A Parent PLUS Loan may be available to the parent of a dependent student. The student may choose to accept, reduce, or decline a student loan. Federal loans require the student to complete Entrance Counseling and a Master Promissory Note (MPN) before the loan can be disbursed. Exit Counseling is also required when the student drops below half time or graduates. Type Payment Plan in the Ask Student Finance for the application when available. ALWAYS borrow conservatively.
Many scholarships are available to students attending The Escoffier School of Culinary Arts. Be sure to apply for scholarships by the listed deadlines
Les Dames d’Escoffier International
International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP)
455 South Forth Street
Louisville, KY 40202
Colorado Restaurant Association's Education Fund
430 E. 7th Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
National Restaurant Association (NRA)
1200 17th St. NW
Washington, DC 20036-3907
American Culinary Federation (ACF)
180 Center Place Way
St. Augustine, FL 32085
American Dietetics Association (ADA)
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000
Chicago, IL 60606
The James Beard Foundation
167 West 12th St.
New York, NY 10011
American Institute of Wine & Food (AIWF)
213-37 39th Avenue, Box 216
Bayside, NY 11361
Colorado BPW Education Foundation
P.O. Box 1189
Boulder, CO 80306
Women's Foodservice Forum
South Point Office Center
1650 West 82nd Street, Suite 650
Bloomington, MN 55431
International Food Service Executives Association (IFSEA)
2609 Surfwood Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89128