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    GI Bill® Approved Culinary School

  • GI Bill® Benefits—Financing Your CIA 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 the Culinary Institute of America 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
    Susan.Lavender@culinary.edu
    845-451-1557

    Specializes in assisting veterans—New York campus


    Tyler Gelrud, Associate Director—AdmissionsTyler Gelrud
    Associate Director—Admissions
    Tyler.Gelrud@culinary.edu
    707-967-2338

    Specializes in assisting veterans—California campus


    Gerardo Garant, Admissions CounselorGerardo Garant
    Admissions Counselor
    Gerardo.Garant@culinary.edu
    210-554-6453

    Specializes in assisting veterans—Texas campus