Financial Aid at ACI

At Arizona Culinary Institute we believe the decision to pursue a Diploma in Culinary Arts, Baking, and Restaurant Management is a wise one and an investment in your future. We understand that pursuing your post-secondary education is a major decision and one that involves sound financial planning. In order to make the process easier and less intimidating, Arizona Culinary Institute’s Financial Aid department provides personal assistance through all phases of the financial planning process. We are pleased to offer a wide variety of financial programs to help you reach your educational goals.

To apply for financial aid you must first complete the FAFSA to determine your eligibility for the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Stafford Loan, Federal PLUS Loan and other scholarship programs. This free application can be filled out online by visiting or by selecting the button below. This website will walk you through the application process- please remember to enter ACI’s school code (041209) on the form. Shortly after you receive electronic confirmation from the federal processing center, an ACI Financial Aid Representative will send you a letter outlining your awards and requesting additional information for you to submit. You must respond to this request and honor all deadlines to avoid losing your eligibility.

To Begin The Financial Aid Process

Click on the buttons below

aci_new_button_1   Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

NOTE: ACI’s FAFSA school code is 041209
Enrolled students who have completed their FAFSA and received an award letter from ACI may use one of the buttons below to apply for their Federal and Alternative Loans. Please remember that your award letter was accompanied by a financial aid packet which included instructions for completing the Master Promissory Note applications for Stafford Loans and Parent PLUS Loans.

aci_new_button_2    Apply for Student Loans

aci_new_button_3   Apply for Sallie Mae Smart Option Loan
 Please review our Financial Aid Pamphlet (available on campus) to learn more about financial aid, your eligibility, scholarships and other tuition payment options.

Arizona Culinary Institute voluntarily complies with the Arizona Student Loan Code of Conduct. For more information about the Code of Conduct, please click here.

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