As a way to show the great men and women of the U.S. military our deepest respect and gratitude, we at Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts offer a number of financial services for those who so bravely serve our country. Active duty and veteran personnel, as well as certain family members, are eligible for special grants offered to support them in their culinary passions and dreams.

Veteran Administration Benefits and Tuition Assistance


As a military or veteran student, you may qualify for government funding through the following programs:

  • Veteran Administration Benefits

    Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts is approved for VA funding through the Department of Veterans Affairs. Eligible Veterans, their spouses, and children, may qualify to participate in the Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) – Chapter 30, Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP) – Chapter 32, Post-9/11 GI Bill – Chapter 33, Dependents Educational Assistance (DEA) – Chapter 35, Montgomery GI Bill -Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR) – Chapter 1606, or Reserves Educational Assistance Program (REAP) – Chapter 1607. A member of the Financial Aid Team will help the student explore potential military education benefits. Veteran Administration Benefits may be available to qualifying students enrolled in approved programs offered through our Austin and Boulder campuses (including the diploma program in Professional Pastry Arts). Please reach out to your institution to obtain additional information on eligible programs.

  • Military Tuition Assistance

    Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts participates in the Department of Defense (DoD) Voluntary Education Partnership to offer educational programs to Service members and receive Tuition Assistance. Service members in the Army, including the National Guard and Selected Reserves, Navy, including the Selected Reserves, Air Force, including the National Guard and the Selected Reserves, and the Marine Corps, including the the Selected Reserves may qualify to receive Tuition Assistance. Service members should meet with their Education Officer to assess benefit eligibility. Military Tuition Assistance may be available to qualifying students enrolled in approved programs offered through our Boulder campus (including the diploma program in Professional Pastry Arts). Please reach out to your institution to obtain additional information on eligible programs.

    MyCAA – Spouse Education


    Only available for active duty spouses:

    • MyCAA – Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts

      Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts participates in the Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) Program which is an employee assistance program that provides up to $4,000 of financial assistance to eligible military Spouses. Available to qualifying students enrolled in approved programs offered through our Austin and Boulder campuses (including the diploma programs in Culinary Arts and Operations and Professional Pastry Arts). Please reach out to your institution to obtain additional information on eligible programs.

Grant Amounts and Eligibility


Qualifying military personnel will receive $1,000 to assist in the expenses of the Culinary Arts or Pastry Arts program. The group of eligible members also includes the Drilling National Guard, Drilling Reservist Service Members as well as spouses and dependents of honorably discharged veterans. Contact an admissions representative today to learn more about how our scholarships can benefit you in your culinary career.

  • Military Grant

    Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts offers a $1,000 Military Grant for our Active Duty, Drilling National Guard, and Drilling Reservist Service Members of the U.S. Military to assist with providing the opportunity to attend the program of their choice at the Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts. Students that have completed the admissions application process, validated their military status, and have a remaining financial need will be considered for the Military Grant. The Military Grant can’t be used in conjunction with any other institutional grant and/or scholarship.

  • Veterans Grant

    Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts offers a $1,000 Veterans Grant for honorably discharged Veterans of the U.S. Military to assist with providing the opportunity to attend the program of their choice at the Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts. Students that have completed the admissions application process, validated their military status, and have a remaining financial need will be considered for the Veterans Grant. The Veterans Grant can’t be used in conjunction with any other institutional grant and/or scholarship.

  • Veterans Spouse or Dependent Grant

    Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts offers a $500 Veterans Spouse/Dependent Grant for spouses and dependents of honorably discharged Veterans of the U.S. Military to assist Veteran spouses with providing the opportunity to attend the program of their choice at the Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts. Students that have completed the admissions application process, validated their military status, and have a remaining financial need will be considered for the Veterans Spouse/Dependent Grant. The Veterans Spouse/Dependent can’t be used in conjunction with any other institutional grant and/or scholarship.

Hear From Military Student, Travis Hawthorne

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I find that the kitchen is a natural place for people trained in the military to be comfortable. Many of the conventions that chafe other students are second nature to the vet, from referring to your chef by his or her title, to the verbatim repeat back of orders, down to uniform inspections.

Ryan Hodros

Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts student and former Navy intelligence officer stationed in Hawaii from 2006 to 2012

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