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Financing Your Education

Welcome to the Auguste Escoffier Student Finance Services website. You’ll find a wealth of useful information about the many scholarships and financial aid opportunities available at the Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts.

At Auguste 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).

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Parent Information

Get additional financial aid information for parents here, including Parent Direct PLUS Loan information.

Financial Aid Programs

The Auguste 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

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

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.

Scholarships

Many scholarships are available to students attending The Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts. Be sure to apply for scholarships by the listed deadlines

  • “The Next Escoffier Student” – Short Film Competition
    Award amounts are as follows:
    - 1st Place – $10,000
    - 2nd Place – $ 3,000
    - 3rd Place – $ 2,000
    To enter, applicants must submit a 5-7 minute video showing the applicant preparing, cooking or baking, and plating, to be posted on YouTube. An essay of no more than 500 words explaining why the dish presented was chosen should be turned in with the video. The video link must be emailed to the appropriate school email listed below:
    Austin, TX austinadmissions@escoffier.edu
    Boulder, CO admissions@escoffier.edu
    Deadline for submission at each campus is April 5, 2014.
  • High School Passion Award FCCLA
    Every high school senior student graduating in 2014 that participates in the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) program will be awarded a $1,000 Passion Award to attend one of our Escoffier campuses in either Austin, TX, or, Boulder, CO.
    For more information, contact:
    Austin, TX – Kris Cail at kcail@escoffier.edu
    Boulder, CO – Wendy Johnston at wjohnston@escoffier.edu
  • High School Passion Award ProStart® – Every high school senior student graduating in 2014 who participates in the ProStart® program at his or her participating high school will be awarded a $1,000 Passion Award to attend one of our campuses in either Austin, TX or Boulder, CO.
    For more information, contact:
    Austin, TX – Kris Cail at kcail@escoffier.edu
    Boulder, CO – Wendy Johnston at wjohnston@escoffier.edu
  • High School Passion Award – Every high school senior student graduating in 2014 that participates in an Escoffier approved culinary program at their participating high school will be awarded a $1,000 Passion Award to attend one of our campuses in either Austin, TX or Boulder, CO.
    For more information, contact:
    Austin, TX – Kris Cail at kcail@escoffier.edu
    Boulder, CO – Wendy Johnston at wjohnston@escoffier.edu
  • Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) National, State and Regional competition scholarship awards
    a. National FCCLA competition awards – $5,000-$10,000
    b. State FCCLA competition awards – $3,500 – $7,500
    c. Regional FCCLA competition awards – $2,000 – $5,000
    For more information, contact:
    Austin, TX – Kris Cail at kcail@escoffier.edu
    Boulder, CO – Wendy Johnston at wjohnston@escoffier.edu
  • ProStart® National, State and Regional competition scholarship awards
    a. National ProStart® competition awards – $5,000 – $10,000
    b. State ProStart® competition awards – $3,500 – $7,500
    c. Regional ProStart® competition awards – $2,000 – $5,000
    For more information, contact:
    Austin, TX – Kris Cail at kcail@escoffier.edu
    Boulder, CO – Wendy Johnston at wjohnston@escoffier.edu
  • Escoffier Online Passion Award – Upon successful completion of the Escoffier Online program, Escoffier Online students will receive a Passion Award to attend either the Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts at Austin or Boulder.
    For more information, contact:
    Austin, TX – Kris Cail at kcail@escoffier.edu
    Boulder, CO – Wendy Johnston at wjohnston@escoffier.edu
  • Les Dames d’Escoffier International
  • International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP)
    455 South Forth Street
    Louisville, KY 40202
    502.581.9786 phone
    502.589.3602 fax
  • Colorado Restaurant Association’s Education Fund
    430 E. 7th Ave.
    Denver, CO 80203
    303.830.2972 phone
    800.522.2973 phone
    303.830.2973 fax
  • National Restaurant Association (NRA)
    1200 17th St. NW
    Washington, DC 20036-3907
    202.331.5900 phone
    202.331.2429 fax
  • American Culinary Federation (ACF)
    180 Center Place Way
    St. Augustine, FL 32085
    800.624.9458 phone
    904.825.4758 fax
  • American Dietetics Association (ADA)
    120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000
    Chicago, IL 60606
    800.877.1600 phone
  • The James Beard Foundation
    167 West 12th St.
    New York, NY 10011
    212.675.2984 phone
    212.645.1438 fax
  • American Institute of Wine & Food (AIWF)
    213-37 39th Avenue, Box 216
    Bayside, NY 11361
    800.274.2493 phone
    718.522.0204 fax
  • Colorado BPW Education Foundation
    P.O. Box 1189
    Boulder, CO 80306
    303.443.2573 phone
    720.564.0397 fax
  • Women’s Foodservice Forum
    South Point Office Center
    1650 West 82nd Street, Suite 650
    Bloomington, MN 55431
    866.368.8008 phone
  • International Food Service Executives Association (IFSEA)
    2609 Surfwood Drive
    Las Vegas, NV 89128
    702.430.9217 phone
    702.430.9223 fax

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