Financial Aid

Financial Aid

Applying for Financial Aid

All U.S. Citizens can file a FREE Application for Federal Student Aid (known as the FAFSA) through this site: The Culinary School of Fort Worth’s code is 042764. Once you have completed this application, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) from the federal processing center – make sure all of your information is correct on your application. At this point, your application has been processed and is in the review stage. Some applications will require additional documentation (ie., copies of your (or your parents’) federal tax transcripts).

Please contact the Director of Financial Aid at if you have any questions or need assistance with your financial needs

How To File Your FAFSA®

Download the myStudentAid app or visit and fill out the FAFSA® form from anywhere. It’s the easier way to get the money you need for college.

1. Go to or download the myStudentAid app on the App Store or Google Play

2. Create your FSA ID

3. The Culinary School of Fort Worth’s code is 042764

4. If given the option, it is highly recommended to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to transfer tax information accurately

5. Allow about an hour to complete the form

If you need to make corrections to your SAR, you can login at

Submit Verification Documents

Check your email often to avoid delays should additional information be required

Watch for Financial Aid Offer Notification

  • The Financial Aid Department at The Culinary School of Fort Worth will notify you at the email address provided on your FAFSA® once your eligibility has been calculated
  • The timeline for receiving your Financial Aid Offer Notification will depend on when you complete your FAFSA® and verification (if required)
Financial Aid

Next Cohort Begins DECEMBER 7, 2022

Space Is Limited! Apply Now

Enrollment is limited and applications are accepted on an ongoing basis

How To Pay For School

Perhaps one, if not the biggest question is “How do I pay for school?”. The answer is not simple and it’s different for everyone. While our recommendation and preference is to see our students work in the culinary industry, gain relevant experience, and pay for school from their earnings, we know this is not possible for everyone. We offer several options to make school more affordable according to your situation.

Below are some options available to assist in paying for your education:

Semester Payment Plans

Per Semester (2 Semesters, interest-free)
  • Semester 1: $10,347.56 (tuition, supplies, taxes)
  • Semester 2: $9,427.44 (tuition)

Monthly Payment Plans

Per Month (9 Months, Interest-Free)
  • Month 1: $3,015.16 (tuition, supplies, taxes)
  • Months 2 – 9: $2,094.98/month (tuition)

Federal Financial Aid

The Culinary School of Fort Worth participates in the Federal Title IV, HEA financial aid program. We are here to help guide you through applying and securing financial aid for which you are eligible for your education at The CSFTW.

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  • CSFTW Industry Scholarship: $3,000
    • Eligibility Requirements: Must be accepted to Professional Culinary Program but not yet enrolled
    • Demonstrate financial need
      • The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) must be completed to detemrine financial need
    • Currently employed in the food service industry
    • Previous recipients of the scholarship are ineligible
  • Fort Worth Food + Wine Foundation Scholarship: $2,500
    • Eligibility Requirements:
      • Enrolled at CSFTW and in good academic standing (meeting SAP)
      • Must have completed a minimum of 50 clock hours of class
      • Currently employed in the culinary industry
    • Offered two times per year
    • Award recipient determined by CSFTW selection committee
  • ProStart Certificate of Achievement Scholarship: $2,500
    • Eligibility Requirements:
      • ProStart Certificate of Achievement
    • 2-Year High School Program sponsored by the National Restaurant Association
    • Cannot be combined with other CSFTW institutional scholarships
    • Award recipient determined upon confirmation of eligibility
  • Certified Fundamentals Cook + Apprenticeship Scholarship: $2,500
    • Eligibility Requirements:
      • Certified in high school as an ACF Certified Fundamentals Cook (CFC)
      • Completed the Apprenticeship Track (695 OJL hours) with the curriculum provided by CSFTW
    • CFC Certification offered by the American Culinary Federation (ACF)
    • Cannot be combined with other CSFTW institutional scholarships
    • Award recipient determined upon confirmation of eligibility
  • FCCLA Scholarship: $1,000
    • Eligibility Requirements (either/or):
      • Medaled at the FCCLA National or Texas State Leadership Conference in select STAR events
      • An FCCLA student leader who served as State President or as a National Officer during their membership in FCCLA
    • Must be used within 12 months after graduating from high school
    • Cannot be combined with other CSFTW institutional scholarships
    • Middle & High School Student Organization
    • Award recipient determined upon confirmation of eligibility
  • High School Partners Scholarship: $1,000
    • Eligibility Requirements:
      • Graduated from a high school in an ISD that is partnered with CSFTW
      • Graduated in the top 10% of their culinary program
      • Official high school transcript
      • Letter of recommendation from the high school program coordinator verifying student’s performance in the program was in the top 10%
    • Cannot be combined with other CSFTW institutional scholarships
    • Award recipient determined upon confirmation of eligibility
  • Fort Worx Scholarship: $1,000
    • Eligibility Requirements:
      • Graduated from Fort Worx 16-week program
      • Certified as an ACF Certified Fundamentals Cook (CFC)
      • Must satisfy all other CSFTW PCP admissions requirements
    • Cannot be combined with other CSFTW institutional scholarships
    • Award recipient determined upon confirmation of eligibility

Net Price Calculator: The Net Price Calculator can help you get an estimate for your total costs to attend The Culinary School of Fort Worth. Cost of Attendance includes: tuition, books and supplies, room and board (meals) and other related expenses, minus the estimated grant and scholarship aid.

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Tuition & Fees

The Professional Culinary Program

The Professional Culinary Program (PCP) includes the following subjects: Professional Culinary Program I (PCP), Professional Culinary Program II (PCP II), Professional Culinary Program III (PCP III) and Professional Culinary Program IV (PCP IV).

Application Fee$25.00$0.00$25.00
Uniform Fee*$155$12.79$167.79
The uniform package includes (2) chef coats, (2) pairs of pants, (3) aprons, (2) toques
Knife Roll*$385$31.76$416.76
The knife roll will include a chef’s knife, boning knife, paring knife, offset serrated knife, carving knife, peeler, scissors, microplane, instant read thermometer, timer, honing steel, and carrying case.
Pastry Kit*$120$9.90$129.90
The pastry kit will include a heat resistant scraper, bench knife, pastry tips, wooden spoon, digital scale, measuring cups, and measuring spoons.
On Cooking textbook and ServSafe Manager textbook
Program Total$19,800.00


All supplies must be purchased through The Culinary School of Fort Worth and are required in order to participate in class.

The following must be purchased by the student and are not included in the calculated tuition.

  • Black Non-Slip Closed-Back Shoes

Cost of Attendance for Title IV Purposes:

TuitionBooks/SuppliesReg. FeeOtherLoan FeesRoom and BoardPersonalTransportationTotal
Dependent (living with parents)$18,855$920$25$0$100$4,158$2,466$1,584$28,108
Dependent (living on own)$18,855$920$25$0$100$8,235$2,466$1,584$32,185

Types of Aid Available for Those Who Qualify

Federal Pell Grant

Federal Pell Grants are usually offered to students who have not yet obtained a bachelor’s or professional degree and who demonstrate financial need and desire to continue their education post-secondary school. Every student is eligible to apply for a Federal Pell Grant.

Federal Student and Parent Loans

Federal Direct Stafford Loan

These loans are low-interest loans for students who qualify to help cover the cost of education after high school. Eligible students will be borrowing funds directly from the U.S. Department of Education. There are two types of loans: Subsidized Stafford Loan (which is need-based, and the government subsidizes the interest on the loan while the student is in school) and Unsubsidized Stafford Loan (which is not based on need and the student is responsible for paying the interest while in school and during the deferment period). For more information you can visit the Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans page on the Department of Education’s website.

Federal PLUS Loan (Parent Loan)

Parents of dependent students can borrow from the Federal Direct Parent PLUS loan program. These loans are not need-based and either or both parents can borrow. A credit check is required.

Additionally, the government makes funds available for use for education of qualified individuals including

Other Helpful Resources


If you have further questions, please call (817) 737-8427 to discuss options.

Military & Veteran Financial Resources

The Culinary School of Fort Worth is approved to train veterans and other eligible persons under the provisions of Title 38, United States Code for the Professional Culinary Program.  Eligible veterans and immediate family members may participate in Veteran Administration Benefits that include (but are not necessarily limited to):

Post 9/11 GI Bill® – Chapter 33

Dependent Educational Assistance (DEA) – Chapter 35

Montgomery GI Bill® (MGIB) – Chapter 30

Veteran Readiness and Employment – Chapter 31

Visit for more information about education benefits.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

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