Culinary and Pastry Arts Study Grants for Military and Veterans Students

At Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts, we are honored to help those who serve to follow their passion and reach their dreams with a culinary education.

That's why we are proud to provide financial support to qualifying military students who served our country. We offer grants to the following students who attend residential and online programs in the culinary or pastry arts at our campuses in Boulder, CO and Austin, TX.

Take advantage of our grant program to make your culinary training even more accessible.

Veteran Administration Benefits and Tuition Assistance



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

Applying for Military Tuition Assistance

Complete the enrollment form associated with your branch of the US Military below for approval by your Military Education Officer.

Air Force
Army
Navy
Marines
Coast Guard
National Guard
Reserves

Each branch of the US Military offers a Tuition Assistance (TA) program to Active and/or Reserve Military Service members. TA can cover up to $167 per quarter credit hour, not to exceed the amount per Military Fiscal Year based on branch of service.

Note: You will Submit the APPROVED TA form to Escoffier’s Financial Aid Office.

MyCAA – Spouse Education



Only available for active duty spouses:

Yellow Ribbon Program



Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts is a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program. The Yellow Ribbon Program is a provision of the law that created the Post-9/11 GI Bill®. The program allows approved institutions of higher learning and the VA to partially or fully fund tuition and fee expenses that exceed the established thresholds under the Post-9/11 GI Bill®. Only Veterans (or dependents under Transfer of Entitlement) at the 100% benefit level qualify to utilize the program. 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 https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill

2021-2022 Military Friendly® School



Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts Boulder (including our online programs) is honored to be recognized as a 2021-2022 Military Friendly® School. Military Friendly® is the standard that measures an organization’s commitment, effort and success in creating sustainable and meaningful benefit for the military community.

Escoffier Boulder has demonstrated the highest levels of student support and student satisfaction as required by the Department of Defense and Veterans Administration agreements as well as best practices within the Department of Education and our accreditors. The Military Friendly® Schools designation puts Escoffier Boulder among the best and demonstrates our commitment to all of our students to include our military and veteran student populations.

Grant Amounts and Eligibility



As a military student, you may qualify for the following grants through Escoffier Schools:

The AESCA Application Form includes an area to list your service information. This information will be used as application for eligible military grants and your qualifications will be verified during the admissions process. Students verified to be eligible will be offered the appropriate grant and will receive additional information regarding terms and conditions from the institution. * 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, Veterans Grant or Veterans Spouse/Dependent Grant. These grants can't be used in conjunction with any other institutional grant and/or scholarship.

State Employment Certification/Licensure Disclosure



The AESCA Application Form includes an area to list your service information. This information will be used as application for eligible military grants and your qualifications will be verified during the admissions process. Students verified to be eligible will be offered the appropriate grant and will receive additional information regarding terms and conditions from the institution. * 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, Veterans Grant or Veterans Spouse/Dependent Grant. These grants can't be used in conjunction with any other institutional grant and/or scholarship.

Tuition Costs:
Distance Learning Programs
Boulder and Austin Residential Campuses

Financial Aid Steps:
Financial Aid available to those who qualify

Financial Aid Expectations: In most cases the Financial Aid process can take 10-14 days to complete.

The Department of Education Award year runs from July 1st to June 30th of the following year. Refer to this time frame when completing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in relation to the start of your program. The Financial Aid office asks that you complete the FAFSA prior to your first day of class, however this is not a requirement to begin classes. Federal Funding is not given on a first come first serve basis as it is based on your individual eligibility as determined by the Department of Education. The office of Financial Aid at Escoffier will accept the FAFSA and process it upon receipt. Please call our office at (877) 452-5489 ext. 1 with any questions.

*Please Note the Financial Aid Office will be unable to disburse funding towards any applicable tuition and/or fees until you have completed the Financial Aid process.
**Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts in compliance with VA Regulation 38.EFR 21.4252 does not engage in erroneous, deceptive/misleading practices or advertising.

 

 

Testimonial

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 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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