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How to Apply

For Financial Aid at ICE

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

Need help figuring out financial aid? We've got you covered.

Watch the video below — then scroll to follow our step-by-step guide to applying for financial aid.

How to apply for financial aid:

  1. Create a new FAFSA ID at
  2. Fill out the FAFSA (it’d be helpful to have previously filed tax documents on-hand at the time) online at
  3. Select the 2022-2023 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 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 Financial Aid office at (888) 921-CHEF or for the next steps.

Learn more about our financial aid options.