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Financing Culinary School

How do I pay for school?


FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY Scholarships and Financial Aid are available through June 2019. Applications must be received by April 30, 2019. A limited number of Need-Based Scholarships are available! You can also apply for a Payment Plan. Financial Aid is need-based, and does not affect your chances for admission. Financial Aid packages are only available for programs starting prior to July 3, 2019. To Apply: Click on Apply Now, and mention that you want to apply for Financial Aid in your application. Our Director of Admissions will call you to schedule a Financial Aid interview. You can also call us at (801) 413-2800. 


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Scholarship Opportunities


Park City Culinary Institute – ProStart Culinary Competition Award

Park City Culinary Institute awards a $1000 scholarship for the State winners of the Prostart Competition.

Park City Culinary Institute – ProStart Credit

Students who complete one full year of ProStart during high school will receive $250 toward their training. Students who complete two full years of ProStart will receive $500 toward their culinary education. 

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Park City Culinary Institute – FCCLA Culinary Competition Award

This year, three lucky winners won $500 each to attend Park City Culinary Institute. The FCCLA Culinary Competition is “A team event [that] recognizes participants enrolled in occupational culinary arts/food service training programs for their ability to work as members of a team to produce a quality meal using industrial culinary arts/food service techniques and equipment.”

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Hungry To Lead Scholarship

The Hungry To Lead scholarship was initiated in 2014 in an effort to provide financial assistance to future leaders in the foodservice and hospitality industry. From 2014 to 2017, 10 scholarships have been awarded topping $17,000 in awards!

There are two scholarships available for the 2018 academic school year.
Top two finalists will be awarded scholarships in the following order. First place: The Hungry To Lead Scholarship ($2,500); Second place: The Leadership Recognition Award ($1,000).

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RCGSE Scholarships

  • Drive of the Spike Scholarship Fund Application

LGBTQ Ages 21 and over – or the child of LGBTQ parents
$500 to over $1000 depending on how much money is raised that year. Scholarships are awarded each May around Memorial Day.

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  • Youth Award (under 21)

This is also an award from the Drag Show fund aka “The Royal Court of the Golden Spike Empire”. Applicants do *not* need to be LGBTQ to be considered. $500 is available any time, all year round.

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Financing School on Your Own

There are many ways to finance your education. Many students borrow from friends or family. Some employers offer tuition reimbursement programs. We take credit cards, and some credit card companies are offering zero-percent interest for the first year, so long as you make your payments on time. Read any offers carefully.

Tips for applying for a Bank Loan
• Certificate programs don’t qualify for “Student” loans, so ask about “Signature” and other loans available
• A loan secured by a house, car, or other asset will probably have a better interest rate than an “unsecured” loan 
• If you’re under 24, or don’t have enough income to qualify on your own, consider finding a Co-Signer. A Co-Signer can be a parent, friend or relative with enough income to guarantee your loan  
• If your Co-Signer lives out of town, coordinate with the bank to have your Co-Signer fax or mail their documents to the branch before your visit
• To speed up the process, start collecting paperwork you will likely need for the application, such as your last 2 pay stubs if you’ve been working, and last 2 tax returns. If you’re self employed, the bank will likely want to see 2 years of tax returns for yourself, and your business

Credit Cards

Some credit cards are offering zero-percent interest for 12-18 months right now. See if you qualify, and if so, how much credit they will give you.

For more information: Search the web for “interest free credit card” or check a popular link on Google-



Culinary Training is sometimes Tax Deductible

You may be able to save money on school if you are eligible for a tax deduction. Business owners are often able to deduct training for themselves and their staff if the training qualifies as a business expense. Even if you only have a few hundred dollars of income from catering gigs, you may still be eligible to deduct Culinary School on a Schedule C. This can sometimes reduce taxes from your job, or the job of your spouse. Don’t rely on this, we aren’t tax advisers – Talk with your accountant to see if you are eligible. 

For additional assistance:
Donna Miller
Director of Admissions
Park City Culinary Institute
(801) 415-9471

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