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Tuition Discounts

Credits & Discounts for Qualified Applicants

Planning how to finance your culinary education? We're here to help.

The Institute of Culinary Education offers a variety of tuition discounts for qualifying students — see below for those currently available.

For additional information about any of these tuition discounts, feel free to contact our Office of Student Financial Services directly at (888) 826-CHEF or LAfinaid@ice.edu.

Learn your practical kitchen skills while refining your business acumen. Enrolling in our Restaurant & Culinary Management program in addition to either the Culinary Arts, Pastry & Baking Arts and Health-Supportive Culinary Arts programs gives you the opportunity to “double major” and gain two diplomas, bringing you knowledge and expertise in both while offering valuable tuition incentives.

Please note: the Double Diploma discount can be combined with one other discount. No other discounts can be combined. 

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A $2,500 discount is applied to the Balance Due for the Culinary ArtsPastry & Baking Arts and Health-Supportive Culinary Arts programs and a $750 allowance is applied to the Balance Due for the Restaurant & Culinary Management program provided students meet the qualifying criteria.

U.S. Citizens & Permanent Residents: The student’s permanent home address (student’s true and fixed home, to which student intends to return and remain) is in excess of 50 miles from the School. The student must provide proof of permanent home address in the form of government-issued photo identification that has not expired (e.g., driver’s license, passport or equivalent). Student must also provide evidence of relocation. International students are not eligible for this discount.

2019 International Student Incentive: International students on an ICE-sponsored M-1 visa are eligible for a discount of $5,000 applied to the Balance Due for Career Culinary Arts, Pastry & Baking Arts and Health-Supportive Culinary Arts Program classes beginning between June 1, 2019 and July 31, 2019. Copy of valid passport and visa will be required. Applies to Morning or Afternoon schedules only as indicated in the applicable Enrollment Agreement.

A $1,000 discount is applied to the Balance Due for the Restaurant & Culinary Management program for students currently working in the Culinary & Culinary Management industries. Proper identification, such as a valid employee ID, current pay stub or similar proof of active employment at time of enrollment is required.

For the Culinary Arts and Pastry & Baking Arts programs, a $2,500 discount is applied to the Balance Due after all applicable benefits have been applied and upon the presentation of appropriate military or veteran credentials. For the Restaurant & Culinary Management program, a $750 discount is applied to the Balance Due after all applicable benefits have been applied and upon the presentation of appropriate military or veteran credentials.

ICE currently offers tuition assistance to Art Institutes (AI) students impacted by AI campus closures. To qualify, students must (1) have completed at least 15 units in a Pastry or Culinary program at an AI campus, (2) been enrolled and active at AI in 2019, (3) meet ICE’s general admissions requirements, and (4) apply to ICE before 12/31/2019. Two discounts are available:

  • Tier 1 Discount: Students who completed 15-29 units with 2.75 or better GPA will receive 12.5% discount off of the tuition amount for the Career Culinary or Career Pastry & Baking Arts.
  • Tier 2 Discount: Students who completed 30+ units with 2.75 or better GPA will receive a 25% discount off of the tuition amount for the Career Culinary Arts or Career Pastry & Baking Arts programs.