THANK YOU FOR SELECTING CULINARY ACADEMY OF LONG ISLAND!

For training in your chosen field, the academy is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology. We are licensed by the New York State Education Department. Our Certificate of Accreditation and School License are on display in the reception area of the school and may be viewed during normal business hours.


CULINARY ACADEMY OF LONG ISLAND

We want you to achieve your career goal! Before you decide you cannot afford it, THINK! Can you afford to lose out in today's competitive job market, or on the higher earnings usually paid to the well-educated employee? Your education is an investment that can repay you many times over in the years to come.

CONCEPT OF FINANCIAL NEED

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS!
Cost of Going to School
Tuition, fees, books, supplies, room and board, and personal expenses
Minus
(-)
Your family contribution

The amount that you and your parents should be able to contribute
Equals
(=)
Your Financial Need!
You do not have to be from a low-income family to qualify for financial aid, but you do have to have “financial need.” Your “need” is the difference between what it costs to attend a particular school and what you and your family can contribute.

EDUCATIONAL COSTS


In addition to the costs of your tuition and fees, books and supplies, which can be found in the school catalog, financial aid programs also estimate how much it costs to live under various circumstances (i.e. depending upon whether you live with your parents or in a separate dwelling). This amount is called the “student expense budget.” The Financial Aid Office measures your ability to contribute against the appropriate student expense budget.

Although school costs vary, the amount you are able to pay stays the same. That is where financial aid helps. Financial aid programs offer a way to bridge the gap between what the student and family can provide and what it will cost to attend the school.


FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS AVAILABLE AT
CULINARY ACADEMY


Culinary Academy participates in the Title IV Federal Student Financial Assistance Programs (FPELL, FFELP Stafford Loans, and Federal PLUS Loans) and is approved by the New York State Education Department for the training of Veterans, and is accepted for referrals under VESID and JTPA.


FORMS AND PROCEDURES IN APPLYING FOR ASSISTANCE


Forms for Financial Aid are available in the Financial Aid Office and may be obtained during normal business hours. The Culinary Academy of Long Island uses the Free Application for Federal Student Aid application (FAFSA) to determine eligibility for the PELL Grant and FFELP Stafford Loan programs.