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We know finding ways to pay for culinary school is an intimidating topic, but we’re dedicated to making our Professional Culinary Program affordable and accessible to each student. The total cost of the program shouldn’t stand in the way of your culinary goals. Let us help you get started on your culinary journey today. Check out our financial aid and scholarship options below.



Most schools can teach you the techniques of cooking and baking but The CSFTW excels at preparing you for the real-world kitchen. With our small class sizes and chef instructors who are intentional with every student, you will receive more one-on-one instruction and insight. Our school boasts in preparing students to exemplify excellence in their culinary community. We are a small, unique school that focuses on the student’s needs and we take great joy in seeing our students succeed in the culinary industry.

Financial Aid

Tuition & Fees

The Culinary School of Fort Worth is committed to providing professional, responsive, and efficient service to students. We provide financial services to all students of the Professional Culinary Program.

Texas Residents & Non Residents


Total tuition & Fees for Professional Culinary Program


Application Fee

Uniform Fee

Knife Roll

Pastry Kit










What’s included in my fees?

The Culinary School of Fort Worth makes an effort to provide the resources and equipment our students need to succeed in the culinary industry. The items below are included in the total cost of tuition and fees except for black non-slip closed-back shoes. Shoes must be purchased by the student and are not included in the calculated tuition.


(2) Chef Coats

(2) Pairs of Chef Pants

(3) Aprons

(2) Toques

Pastry kit

(1) Heat Resistant Scraper

(1) Bench Knife

(1) Pastry Tips

(1) Wooden Spoon

(1) Digital Scale

(1) Set of Measuring Cups

(1) Set of Measuring Spoons

Knife roll

(1) Chef Knife

(1) Boning Knife

(1) Pairing Knife

(1) Offset Serrated Knife

(1) Carving Knife

(1) Peeler

(1) Scissors

(1) Microplane

(1) Instant Read Thermometer

(1) Timer

(1) Honing Steel

(1) Carrying Case


(1) On Cooking Textbook

(1) ServSafe Manager Textbook

Financial Aid

Cost of attendance

The Cost of Attendance (COA)* or budget is an estimate of the educational expenses that you may incur while attending The Culinary School of Fort Worth. The COA amounts vary based on residency and housing. The Tuition and Fees are the expenses that must be paid directly to The Culinary School of Fort Worth, we do not provide room and board.

Dependent (Living with Parents) Dependent (Living by Yourself) Independent
Tuition $18,855 $18,855 $18,855
Books/Suplies $920 $920 $920
Reg. Fee $25 $25 $25
Loan Fees $100 $100 $100
Room & Board $5,175 $10,116 $10,116
Transportation $2,826 $2,826 $2,826
Personal $2,286 $2,286 $2,286
Other $0 $0 $0
Total $30,187 $35,128 $35,128

*Cost of Attendance (COA) is displayed for Title IV Purposes.

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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federal Student Aid

Get Started on Your Culinary Journey

At The Culinary School of Fort Worth, we care about our students and their success. Financial Aid Coordinator, Peter Ramos, is here to help you navigate through this process. All U.S. Citizens and eligible noncitizens may complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) through this

The Culinary School of Fort Worth’s school code




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 at a post-secondary school. Every student is eligible to apply for a Federal Pell Grant.

Federal Direct Loans

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 Direct Loan (which is need-based, and the government subsidizes the interest on the loan while the student is in school) and Unsubsidized Direct 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 Direct Parent PLUS Loan

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

Have Questions?

The Culinary School of Fort Worth is here to assist students with questions regarding financial aid. 

Financial Aid

Peter Ramos

Financial Aid Coordinator


Phone: 817-737-8427

Ready to apply?

Get started on your application today

How To Apply

Not sure how to apply for FAFSA®? Follow the tutorial below.

Other helpful resources

 The FAFSA® application can be stressful to figure out. Here at The Culinary School of Fort Worth we care about our students and want to make this process as clear as possible. We have provided some additional resources to break down the financial aid process and answer frequently asked questions.


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

Other Helpful Resources

What is the FAFSA® form?

You need to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) to apply for federal student aid, such as federal grants, work-study, and loans. This gives you access to the largest course of financial aid to pay for college or a career school.

Additionally, The Culinary School of Fort Worth uses your FAFSA information to determine your eligibility for some available scholarships.

What is the difference between dependent student and an independent student?

According to, when filing your FAFSA form, your dependency status* determines whose information you must report.

      • If you’re a dependent student, you will report you and your parents’ information.
      • If you’re an independent student, then you will report your own information (and, if you’re married, your spouse’s)

*Answer the following questions to determine your dependency status. 

What will I need to fill out the FAFSA® form?

According to, To complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®), you will need:

      • Your Social Security Number
      • Your Alien Registration Number (if you are not a U.S. citizen)
      • Your federal income tax returns, W-2s, and other records of money earned. (Note: You may be able to transfer your federal tax return information into your FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.)
      • Bank statements and records of investments (if applicable)
      • Records of untaxed income (if applicable)
      • An FSA ID to sign electronically.

If you are a dependent student, then you will also need most of the above information for your parent(s).

How do I correct my fafsa® form?

According to, to make corrections to your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form, select “Log In” on the home page and log in to the online FAFSA form. Then, select “Make Corrections.”

When correcting your FAFSA form, you can

      • Add or remove colleges from your application
      • change your email or mailing address, and
      • Correct any FAFSA field other than your Social Security number.

Once your FAFSA form is processed, you can add or delete a school on your FAFSA form by doing the following steps:

    1. Go to
    2. Select the “Log In” button and enter your FSA ID.
    3. Select your role.
    4. On the “My FAFSA®” page, select “Add/Change Schools” and then select “Continue.”
    5. Create a save key.
    6. Change your information.
    7. Submit your information.
How do i view my student aid report (sar)?

After submitting your completed FAFSA®, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) that summarizes the data you submitted. SAR provides a high-level estimate of your eligibility for federal student aid.


Typically, you will be able to view your SAR within two weeks of filing your FAFSA form. Learn what to do if you did not receive your SAR within two weeks here.



Reminder: Your SAR is NOT a financial aid offer. The financial aid package tells you exactly what financial aid you’re eligible to receive.

Who is Considered a Parent?

A legal parent includes a biological parent, an adoptive parent, or a person that the state has deterined to be your parent.

Use the table included in the FAFSA® website for more help.

selected for verification?

Some applications will require additional verification (ie., copies of your (or your parents’) federal tax transcripts).

Parent Resources

Here are some additional resources to help the parents or legal guardians of students to understand and learn more about financial aid.

I submitted my FAFSA

Here are some actions the U.S Department of Education suggest you need to take after submitting your FAFSA® form.


At The Culinary School of Fort Worth, we care about our students and their success. We offer scholarships to students with a passion for culinary and pastry arts but may be unable to pursue their culinary aspirations due to financial hardships. These scholarships vary in amounts and are based on eligibility requirements.

CSFTW Industry scholarship

The Culinary School of Fort Worth Industry Scholarship is awarded per cohort to up to five individuals that have been accepted into the Professional Culinary Program but have not yet enrolled. Individuals must be currently employed in the food service industry and demonstrate financial need.


    • Must be accepted to the Professional Culinary Program but not yet enrolled
    • Currently employed in the food service industry
    • Demonstrate financial need
    • The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) must be completed to determine financial need


Applicants must submit the following by the deadline for consideration:

1. CSFTW Industry Scholarship Application Form

– Available by request from the Financial Aid department

2. Letter of Recommendation from current employer

3. Submit FAFSA® application (visit

– Complete for respective cohort award year

4. Submit items via email or in person to our Financial Aid Coordinator; Peter Ramos.

Additional Information: 

    • Previous recipients of the scholarship are ineligible
    • For students receiving Federal Student Aid, please be aware the scholarship funds may impact your Federal Student Aid offer amounts.
Fort Worth Food + Wine Foundation Scholarship

The Fort Worth Food + Wine Foundation raises funds for local grant progrmas and culinary scholarships. They focus on honoring the distinctive culture of Fort Worth by supporting the cooking, food, beverage, chefs, restaurants, farming, and culinary traditions. The Culinary School of Fort Worth and the Fort Worth Food + Wine Foundation have partrnered up to provide this scholarship to current students and is awarded 3 times a year.

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.

For more information please email our Financial Aid Coordinator, Peter Ramos.

Next Cohort Begins February 13, 2024

Space Is Limited! Apply Now

Enrollment is limited and applications are accepted on an ongoing basis

Installment plANS

The Culinary School of Fort Worth Payment Plans allows a student to begin their culinary journey. Contact our Financial Aid Coordinator, Peter Ramos, for more information or assistance.

Single Installment plan

Full payment is due on enrollment date. Payment includes tution, supplies, and fees.*

Total Cost: $19,775.00

*Payment must be made by check, money order, or bank ACH.

Dual Installment Plan

1st Installment (includes tuition, supplies, and fees) is due on the 1st of the month before class start date. The 2nd installment (remaning tuition costs) is due on the 1st day of semester 2.*

1st installment $10,347.56
2nd installment $9,427.44
Total Cost: $19,775.00


*Payments must be made by a bank ACH.

9-Month Installment Plan

1st Installment (includes tuition, supplies, and fees) is due on the 1st of the month before class start date. Installments 2-9 (remaning tuition costs) are due on the 1st of each month after class start date.*

1st installment $3,015.16
2nd installment $2,094.98
3rd installment $2,094.98
4th installment $2,094.98
5th installment $2,094.98
6th installment $2,094.98
7th installment $2,094.98
8th installment $2,094.98
9th installment $2,094.98
Total Cost:  $19,775.00

*Payments must be made by a bank ACH.

15-Month Installment Plan
5% Interest Rate

A down payment of $2,500.00 includes tuition, supplies, and fees is due at enrollment date. Installments 1-15 remaining tuition costs are due on the 1st of each month after class start date.

Down Payment $2,500.00
1st installment $1,190.43
2nd installment $1,190.43
3rd installment $1,190.43
4th installment $1,190.43
5th installment $1,190.43
6th installment $1,190.43
7th installment $1,190.43
8th installment $1,190.43
9th installment $1,190.43
10th installment $1,190.43
11th installment $1,190.43
12th installment $1,190.43
13th installment $1,190.43
14th installment $1,190.43
15th installment $1,190.43
Total Cost:  $20,356.45


Additional Information:

    • Down payment is only required if you are financing the entire cost of the program.
    • Payments must be made by credit card, debit card, or bank ACH.
    • A Co-borrower is required for the 15-month installment plan.


VA Education benefits

Military and veteran financial resources

At The Culinary School of Fort Worth, we are grateful for those who have served in all branches of our military. We are here to provide the tools and resources to help you succeed in your culinary journey. 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) the following.

Financial Aid


The Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33) helps you pay for school or job training. If you’ve served on active duty after September 10, 2001, you may qualify for this aid. Find out if you are eligible below.

Financial Aid


If you’re the child or spouse of a Veteran or service member who has died, is captured, missing, or has disabilities, you may be able to get help to pay for your culinary journey. Find out if you are eligible below.

Financial Aid


Educational benefits are provided for individuals entering the military service after June 30, 1985. This bill provides up to 36 months of benefits to help pay for your education. Find out if you are eligible below.

Financial Aid


If you have a service-connected disability that limits your ability to work or prevents you from working, you may qualify for this help. In some cases, your family members may also qualify for certain benefits.

Visit the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs 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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