NOCHI Opens The Door To Something Extraordinary

NOCHI realizes any level of investment in professional training requires a sacrifice. We’ve worked hard to ensure our tuition is aligned with real-world wages and career earnings opportunities.

NOCHI delivers the right education at the right price. We are proud to offer robust training programs with curricula and faculty vetted by CIA Consulting (of The Culinary Institute of America) in a city as rich in culinary heritage as New Orleans.



Fee Schedule

The summary of school charges is as follows:

Type Amount
Registration Fee $100
Tuition $14,000
Uniform (excludes shoes) $200
Tool Kit $400
*Textbook $75
Total $14,775

* Every student must acquire the required textbook(s) for their program before the start of classes, which NOCHI can provide at this cost.

Financial Assistance


The Louisiana Restaurant Association Education Foundation awards numerous, one-time usage, scholarships on an annual basis. The application process will open by early January, and awards are typically made in March.

The James Beard Foundation has several scholarship opportunities available for those interested in careers in the culinary arts.

The American Culinary Federation Education Foundation offers several scholarships to culinary students. Scholarship deadlines are April 30 and October 31 of each year.

Consolidated Foodservice annually provides scholarships to students interested in entering the Culinary Arts field. The application process will open in early January/February and close in June.

The National Association for Catering and Events offers its Foundation of NACE Scholarship package to NACE members and student members. The application process will open early in 2019.

The WebstaurantStore annually awards scholarships to students interested in enrolling in a culinary arts program.

Local Partner Banks

IDAs (Individual Development Accounts) are matched savings accounts for qualifying individuals. Students interested in learning more should reach out directly to United Way of Southeast Louisiana for more information.

Greater New Orleans Federal Credit Union

Jefferson Financial Federal Credit Union

Xplore Federal Credit Union

Please continue to check back for details on additional scholarship support and lending options from area banks.

Housing & Community

Interested in NOCHI but need information on housing and other resources? Here are a couple of trusted links to get you started:

Cancellation Policy

Once a student enrolls in a program of study, his or her space cannot be made available to other students. However, students have the ability to cancel the Enrollment Agreement at any time. They may do so by giving signed and dated written notice indicating the student’s desire to cancel their Enrollment Agreement. This does not, however, relieve the student of all financial obligations. Please see the Refund Policy below for information regarding refunds in the event of a cancellation. 



Tuition Refund Policy

Refunds for Cancellation Within Three Business Days

A full refund will be issued to a student if he or she cancels the Enrollment Agreement before the start of classes and within three business days of signing the Agreement.

Refunds for Cancellation Before the Start of Classes

Students who cancel the Enrollment Agreement before the start of classes but more than three business days after signing the Agreement shall be issued a full refund with the exception of the $100 registration fee.

Refunds for withdrawal or dismissal after the start of classes are as follows:

Time of Cancellation Amount of Refund
Week 1 of the Program 90% of Tuition
Weeks 2-4 of the Program 75% of Tuition
Week 5 of the Program 55% of Tuition
During the Second Semester 30% of Tuition
After the Second Semester 0% of Tuition (no refund)

If the student has an outstanding balance due at the time of withdrawal or dismissal, an invoice will be mailed to the student. He or she will have 30 days from the date of the invoice to remit the outstanding balance or make payment arrangements with NOCHI for the outstanding balance. If the student does not contact the school within 30 days, his or her account may be referred to a collection agency.

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