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 a lack of resources. We will do everything possible to make funds available to all teams who need extra help.