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Financial Aid

Learn how you can finance your culinary or hospitality education with our Office of Student Financial Services.

You've decided that you’re ready for a future in food and hospitality — now what?

Time to figure out how to finance your career training. ICE's Office of Student Financial Services puts an award-winning culinary or hospitality education within your reach. Our Student Financial Aid advisors are available six days a week to help make your dream of attending culinary school at ICE a reality. 

ICE is approved by the federal government for participation in Title IV financial aid programs, including Pell Grants, Federal Subsidized and Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loans and Federal PLUS Loans.

You may also be eligible for other grant aid, such as veteran or active duty military benefits and vocational rehabilitation programs. Numerous culinary school scholarships are also available to ICE students.

Additionally, ICE offers financial aid for culinary school through tuition, fees and charges discounts including: Double Diploma, out-of-state and military discounts, as well as scholarships and tax benefits in various instances.

Finally, you may apply for alternative loan programs, such as private student loans, NJ class loans and ICE institutional loans.

At ICE, financial aid is available to all those that qualify.

Questions? Click here to speak with an ICE Admissions Representative.

Each student’s situation is as unique as our student body. The majority of ICE students do receive some form of assistance to finance their education. They’ve made their dreams a reality, and so can you.

If you are interested in exploring financial aid options, please click here to get started.

Click here to begin the process. We'll begin by assigning you an admissions representative who will take you on a personal tour of the school, learn about your career goals and walk you through the application process

Your admissions representative can also match you with a Financial Aid advisor who will assist you in financing your ICE education.

Feel free to contact our Office of Student Financial Services directly at (888) 921-CHEF or

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Military & Veterans

Choose ICE for your career training, and you'll be in good company. We value your commitment to our country’s future. Likewise, we’re committed to helping you build your future with a comprehensive culinary education and a successful culinary career. Between classes, you’ll enjoy the excitement, cultures and great cuisines of New York City, a culinary mecca. There is a range of active duty, reserve and veteran's benefits available to ICE students.

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International Students

Like the cities our campuses are located in, ICE is a hub of multiculturalism. We are proud to have students from 44 countries, giving our classrooms a unique international character. New York is a diverse and exciting food city, providing international culinary students with opportunities for vibrant cultural experiences that include access to a vast array of international restaurants, gourmet markets and culinary resources. It’s no wonder that so many international culinary students have chosen ICE as their “passport” to a rewarding and successful culinary career.