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Tuition & Financial Aid
This Consumer Information site provides prospective and current students, parents and employees access to information that will enable consumers to make informed decisions about postsecondary education at the Louisiana Culinary Institute (LCI). If you need assistance obtaining any information listed below or you would like a paper copy, contact the:

Financial Aid OfficeLouisiana Culinary Institute10550 Airline HighwayBaton Rouge, LA 70816
Hours of Operation:Monday – Thursday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PMFriday, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

 

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Financial Assistance Available to Students

Overview of Financial Aid Programs
A student who has financial need is given full consideration for grants and loans. LCI is eligible to participate in the Federal Grant Program, Federal Direct Loan Program and Federal Direct Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) Program. Additionally, LCI Financial Aid Office staff can provide students with information on Veteran’s Affairs benefits, Vocational Rehabilitation benefits and Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS) benefits.

How to Apply for Aid
To apply for Student Aid at LCI, students should complete the Free Application for Financial Aid (FAFSA) no later than 2 weeks before their enrollment date. No other application forms are required. Applicants should use the LCI school code (041123) when completing the FAFSA.

Aid Eligibility Requirements

Federal Pell Grant
A Federal Pell Grant, unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid. Pell grants are awarded only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor’s or professional degree. Pell Grants are awarded to students who are eligible based on the results of the FAFSA and the Expected Family Contribution (EFC).
Federal Direct Subsidized Stafford Loan
A Federal Direct Subsidized Stafford Loan is awarded on the basis of the student’s financial need and other specific eligibility requirements. The federal government does not charge interest on these loans while borrowers are enrolled at least half-time, during a six-month grace period, or during authorized periods of deferment. Payments are not required while borrowers are enrolled at least half-time, during a six-month grace period, or during authorized periods of deferment.

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan
A Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan is not based on the student’s financial need, but students must meet specific eligibility requirements. Interest is charged throughout the life of the loan at a 6.8% interest rate. The borrower may choose to pay the interest charged on the loan or allow the interest to be capitalized (added to the loan principal). Payments are not required while borrowers are enrolled at least half-time, during a six-month grace period, or during authorized periods of deferment.

Federal Direct Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS)
The Federal Direct Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) is not based on financial need and is limited to a parent borrower for a dependent student. This is a credit based loan and parents are required to pass a credit check in order to qualify. The annual limit is equal to the student’s cost of attendance minus any other financial aid the student is receiving. Interest is charged throughout the life of the loan at a 7.9% interest rate.

Veteran’s Affairs Benefits
Eligibility determinations for Veteran’s Affairs Benefits are made by the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs.

Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits
Eligibility determinations for Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits are made by the State of Louisiana Workforce Commission, Louisiana Rehabilitation Services.

Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS) Benefits
Each year, the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (LOSFA) evaluates the records of all Louisiana high school graduates to determine who is eligible for TOPS. LOSFA notifies the high school graduates of the eligibility during the summer following their high school graduation.

Rights and Responsibilities of Aid Recipients

Entrance Counseling for Direct Loan Borrowers

Exit Counseling for Direct Loan Borrowers

Student Loan Information Published by the US Department of Education

Institutional Information
The following information, marked with an asterisk (*), can also be found in the General Catalog.

Educational Programs *
Faculty Listing*
Program Accreditation*

LCI is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). Additional information can be found on the ACICS website.

LCI is accredited by the Commissionof the Council¬†on Occupational Education (COE). Information on COE accreditation and filing complaints can be found on COE’s website.

LCI is professionally accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation’s Accrediting Commission (ACFEF).¬† Information on ACFEF accreditiation and filing complaints can be found on the ACFEF’s website.

Program State Licensure*

LCI is licensed by the State of Louisiana Board of Regents, Proprietary Schools Section. Information on licensure and filing complaints can be found on the Louisiana Board of Regents website.

Accommodations for Students with Disabilities *
Transfer of Credit Policy*
Copyright Infringement Policy and Penalties
Academic Integrity Policy*
Instructional Facilities*

Cost of Attendance
The following information, marked with an asterisk (*), can also be found in the General Catalog.

Tuition and Fees (all inclusive for the entire program)*
Net Price Calculator
Withdrawal Procedures*
Refund Policy*
Repayment Policy (Return of Title IV Financial Aid)*
Satisfactory Academic Progress

Completion and Graduation Rates / Gainful Employment Disclosures

Required Disclosures

Health and Safety Information

2016 Annual Security Report
Drug Abuse Handbook and Prevention Program
Program to Prevent Sexual Harassment and Assault

Family Educational Rights and Privacy

Notification of Rights under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Miscellaneous

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