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    Accepted Students

    What’s Next?

  • Congratulations on Your Acceptance to CIA!

    We’re excited to welcome you into our family, and we couldn’t be happier that you’ve made us part of your college decision. Know that CIA Enrollment Office is here to help guide you all the way from acceptance to your first day of classes.

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  • Follow these steps to get started:

    Step 1

    Let everyone know you’re CIA bound! Pay your deposit on the student portal.

    Step 2

    Filed your FAFSA yet? Don’t delay, it’s easy. Don’t know which FAFSA to file? Read below.

    Step 3

    CIA Main Menu—your student portal—is your one-stop shop for important information, deadlines, and forms.
  • File your Free Application for Federal Student Aid ().

    The CIA federal code is 007304. Every year, students are able to file the newest FAFSA (for the following year) beginning in October.

    Which FAFSA Should I File?

    Entry Date FAFSA Year
    2024–25 2025–26
    September 2024 Yes —
    January 2025 Yes —
    April 2025 Yes Yes

    * Please note: The 2025–26 FAFSA will be available in October 2024. Students will need to file a FAFSA each year while in attendance.
  • Preparing for CIA—Helpful Tips

    Accepted Students


  • Speak to a Student

    Are you curious about what it’s really like to be a CIA student? We’ve got you covered. Our students are ready to answer the questions you haven’t asked anyone else, share their own personal experiences, and give you expert and genuine advice—because they’ve gone through it, too. Find out what it means to be part of the CIA family. Connect with someone now or see more students here!

  • Share Your CIA Pride!

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  • Did You Know?

    Our faculty literally wrote many of the definitive culinary books that other colleges teach from—including, The Professional Chef.
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