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We offer guidance to qualifying students that can make your education more affordable.* By downloading our 2023 guide, you can take the first step towards starting your education with a clear financial plan in place.
Financial aid is available to those who apply and qualify.
Work one-on-one with a Financial Aid Advisor to find out what aid you could qualify for, including loans, scholarships, grants, or flexible payments. TAKE THE FIRST STEP
How Online Culinary School Works
Online culinary school consists of reading assignments, chef demonstration, practice, and feedback, just like an on-campus education.
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Learn more about Escoffier's award-winning online programs as well as at our ground campuses in Boulder, CO and Austin, TX.
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I didn’t know when to look for scholarships or where to look for them. Escoffier had a lot of scholarships just within their program. That’s exactly what I needed to make sure I felt comfortable with getting this degree.”**
COLTON RAGLAND boulder CULINARY ARTS GRADUATE
[Escoffier’s online culinary program] has made me a better cook, a better baker, a better leader, a better businessman, and most importantly, a better teacher to my staff.”**
LANCE MCWHORTER online culinary arts graduate; EXECUTIVE CHEF & OWNER, CULTURE ETX RESTAURANT
THESE AND OTHER INCREDIBLE COMPANIES HIRE ESCOFFIER GRADUATES
Federal Direct Loans
There are two main types of Federal Direct loans available to qualifying students:
- Subsidized Loans: For this loan, the federal government pays the interest as long as you remain enrolled in school. Subsidized loan eligibility is a need based loan that is determined by the applicant’s FAFSA® results.
- Unsubsidized Loans: These loans begin accruing interest while you are enrolled in school.
Both of these loan types have low fixed interest rates and more flexible payment options. Plus, you don’t need a credit check or a cosigner to obtain most federal student loans.
Federal Direct PLUS Loans
For this loan type, the federal government provides a direct loan to one or both of the parents of the student to help finance their child’s education.
The Escoffier Scholarship Foundation raises funds and awards scholarships each year to students who demonstrate a financial need after all federal financial aid, and other funding sources have been accounted for.
Merit-Based Scholarships are awarded to students based on their demonstrated aptitude and passion for the culinary arts.
Need-Based Scholarships take a student’s financial situation into account. They aim to help lower-income students gain access to education that may otherwise have been unavailable to them.
Competition-Based Scholarships are awarded to those who compete and/or win food-based competitions.
Personal Circumstance and Location-Specific Culinary Scholarships: there is a vast network of scholarships for more specific groups of students. These scholarships are available to a smaller pool of applicants, so they often involve less competition.
Federal Student Aid Programs
To see if you qualify for federal grant programs, simply complete the the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®). The main federal grants available are:
- Federal Pell Grant Program
- Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
- Federal Work Study Program
There are also a number of grants available to U.S. military active duty and veterans.
How Online Culinary School Works
Online culinary school consists of reading assignments, chef demonstration, practice, and feedback, just like an on-campus education. Plus, you can complete a hands-on externship in a professional kitchen.
Culinary Arts: Our career-centered curriculum can help set you on the right professional path.
Pastry Arts: Classic pastry techniques get a modern-day application for a well-rounded education.
Plant-Based Culinary Arts (Boulder and online only): Prepare foods with plant-based ingredients, learn about substitutions, and lead the way in today’s food culture.
Food Entrepreneurship (online only): Execute your food startup idea by exploring business methods, marketing concepts, and culinary principles.
Holistic Nutrition & Wellness (online only): Combine skills in in nutrition, mindfulness, and healthy lifestyles with a foundation in crafting delicious, balanced meals.
Hospitality & Restaurant Operations Management (online only): Prepare for a wide variety of positions within hospitality and restaurant operations in this online associate degree program.