FAQ: Funding
FIRST® LEGO® LEAGUE

What are the payment options?

FIRST® Robotics Competition invoices will go out in mid-November. You will be able to pay via check or purchase order, we do not accept credit cards.

What is the cost of a FIRST® Robotics Competition team?

The cost can vary from team to team and region to region depending on what level of participation the team chooses.

Here are some basic cost parameters:

– There are never any “per student” fees; all costs for individual team members are assumed by the team as a group.
– The annual fees for team registration, a robot kit of parts, and event participation are $5,000 – $6,000. Additional costs for travel, food, team shirts and other optional items will vary.
– FIRST offers many fundraising opportunities and teams are encouraged to create their own. Grants are also available, as well as sponsorships provided locally, regionally and nationally by many corporations.
– FIRST believes that no team that wants to participate should have to bow out due to lack of resources. We will do everything possible to make funds available to all teams who need extra help.

What are the payment options?

After you have received your invoice via email, you may choose to pay by check, purchase order, or credit card. If you choose to pay by credit card please use the payment link on your invoice that was emailed to you.

What is the cost of a FIRST® Tech Challenge team?

Here are some basic cost parameters:

– The FIRST® Tech Challenge registration for North American teams is $275 each season. International team registration varies by location.
– The average season costs per, including: team registration, a robot kit of parts, event registration, travel, and additional costs for rookie teams is approximately $2,250.
– The robot kit of parts is reusable each season, so veteran teams can expect to pay less.
– FIRST® offers many fundraising tools and teams are encouraged to create their own opportunities. Grants may also be available, as well as sponsorships provided locally, regionally and nationally by many corporations.
– All costs for individual team members are assumed by the team as a group.

What are the payment options?

Invoices for the FIRST® LEGO® season are emailed to the team lead coach or team administrator in October. You may pay by check, purchase order, or credit card. If you pay by credit card, please use the payment link on your emailed invoice.

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