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How to Apply

Applying for Financial Aid at ICE

Ready to take the first step toward a rewarding culinary career? Learn how you can apply for financial aid at ICE.

Step-by-step guide to applying for financial aid:

  1. Create a new FAFSA ID at
  2. Fill out the FAFSA online at (It is helpful to have previously filed tax documents on-hand.)
  3. Select the 2024-2025 school year.
  4. You will be asked to complete personal security questions and create a password. The password will allow you to return to a saved application or check the status of an application in process.
  5. The ICE school code for the LA Campus and our Online programs is: E40459. The ICE school code for the NYC campus is: 041443.
  6. Be sure to use the “Next” and “Previous” buttons to move from page to page. (Using your web-browser back and forward buttons may cause you to lose information.)
  7. Save your data before moving to the next page!
  8. After submitting your FAFSA, please print a copy for your records and contact the ICE Office of Student Financial Services. Students interested in the LA Campus programs, or our Online programs, can call (888) 826-CHEF or email  Students interested in the NYC Campus programs can call (888) 921-CHEF or email

Learn more about our financial aid options.