Tuition and Fees

CJFCI offers a high quality education for an affordable cost. Because the institute is located at a public institution unlike many culinary schools, students can get the experience and education needed to land a great career without having a hefty loan waiting for them after graduation.

Just compare tuition alone for a student’s first year in a culinary program:

Private culinary institutes  $25-$30k
Nicholls 2 semesters — in-state students $7,234.80
Nicholls 2 semesters — out-of-state students $17,481.60

As of Fall 2014, Nicholls tuition and fees for full-time Louisiana resident students is   $3,617.40 and   $8,740.80 for non-resident students per semester.

Residence hall charges depend on which hall you reside in and whether you have a single private, double, triple or quad occupancy room. A basic meal plan is also required for all residence hall students.

All fees are subject to change, and culinary lab classes have a $250.00 fee attached. Learn more about Nicholls tuition and fees.

Many students are also eligible for out-of-state fee waivers.