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    GI Bill® Approved Culinary School

  • GI Bill® Benefits—Financing Your Â鶹ĘÓƵ Culinary Education

    CIA and the Military—Bound by HistoryAs a veteran, you can use the Post-9/11 GI Bill® to help finance your Culinary Institute of America education.

    Support for Dependents

    The option under the Post-9/11 GI Bill® allows you to transfer all or some unused benefits to your spouse or children.

    Additional support:

    • The portal is a central location for veterans, service members, and their families to learn about and manage their benefits and personal information. It offers a personalized workspace that provides quick access where you can apply for benefits, download your DD 214, view benefits status, and access other information as needed.
    • is prescribed by geographic duty location, pay grade, and dependency status. Housing Allowance (MHA) payments you receive for the Post-9/11 GI Bill® are based on the military’s BAH rates for an E-5 with dependents.

    GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at .

    CIA Participates in Veteran Education Programs

    Logo showing that Â鶹ĘÓƵ is designated a Military Friendly School.We’re a Military Friendly® School!

    This designation signals that CIA is one of a select few colleges setting the standard for higher education institutions to provide the best opportunities for veterans and their spouses. The college is also proud to be a DoD MOU signed institution.

    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Principles of Excellence program logo.The VA’s Principles of Excellence program:

    CIA gladly provides accepted veteran students a personal summary of all education costs, financial aid, and more.

  • Contact Us

    Susan Lavender, Assistant Director—AdmissionsSusan Lavender, CWP
    Assistant Director—Admissions

    Specializes in assisting veterans—New York campus

    Tyler Gelrud, Associate Director—AdmissionsTyler Gelrud
    Associate Director—Admissions

    Specializes in assisting veterans—California campus

    Gerardo Garant, Admissions CounselorGerardo Garant
    Admissions Counselor

    Specializes in assisting veterans—Texas campus