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We know you’re passionate about pursuing your dream of a career in the culinary and hospitality industry. Now it’s time to figure out the best way to pay for your education.
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 financial aid representatives can assist in exploring a variety of funding options, which may include:
Please keep in mind that there are deadlines for financial aid applications that can affect the availability of funds, as well as timing of disbursements. You’ll want to get your forms filled out on time in order to assure that the funding needed to cover 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 with our easy-to-use calculator!
Many LCB campuses offer additional scholarships and grants that you may qualify for to help pay for your education. Once you determine the campus and program that’s right for you, your financial aid representative will provide you with more information about what scholarships and grants may be available to you.
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Le Cordon Bleu participates in many Federal and State financial aid programs including the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Federal Direct Stafford Loan, Federal Direct PLUS Loan, and the Federal Work Study program. Our financial aid representatives are very knowledgeable about the various programs available and can assist students in finding financing options for their education. 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.
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Le Cordon Bleu offers you the assistance of financial aid representatives to help you through the entire process of applying for all of the various financial aid programs for which you may qualify. 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.
Program offerings may vary by campus. Not all programs are available to residents of all states. Credits earned at Le Cordon Bleu are unlikely to transfer externally, but Le Cordon Bleu credits will transfer within Le Cordon Bleu if you choose to continue on and pursue a higher degree program with us.
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