ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Applicants need not have previous experience, but a strong desire to work in the field of choice is necessary. Applicants should also possess basic computer and internet skills, as well as high school level English speaking and reading abilities.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR CONSIDERATION INCLUDE:

  • Proof of high school diploma or equivalent
  • If under 18, must be at least 16 years of age and provide written consent of a parent or guardian
  • Completed interview with an Admissions Representative
  • Submit completed application

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FEDERAL STUDENT AID

Students enrolled in programs at F.I.R.S.T. Institute may apply for Federal Financial Aid assistance. The first step in the process is completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) which is used to apply for Federal Pell Grants, Federal Stafford Loans, and Federal Parent PLUS Loans.

The FAFSA may be completed online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov using school code: G41976.

Contact our Financial Aid Office at 407.316.8310, Option 3, for more information or further assistance.

PELL GRANT

 Federal Pell Grants are awarded only to undergraduate students who display financial need and have not earned a bachelor’s or a professional degree. (Learn More)

DIRECT STUDENT LOANS

 A federal student loan, made through the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program, that eligible students borrow directly from the U.S. Department of Education at participating schools. (Learn More)

DIRECT PARENT PLUS LOAN

 A loan made by the U.S. Department of Education to graduate or professional students and parents of dependent undergraduate students. (Learn More) 

NSLDS

All Federal student loans obtained by a student or parent are reported to and tracked on the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS). NSLDS loan records are accessible to all authorized NSLDS users, including schools, student loan guaranty agencies, lenders, federal agencies, and other authorized users. (Learn More)

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MILITARY BENEFITS

F.I.R.S.T. Institute is honored to welcome its military student population, including those on Active Duty, members of the Reserve or National Guard, Veterans, and their spouses and dependents.

Those eligible for VA benefits may apply them to their training by supplying a Certificate of Eligibility to their Admissions Representative as soon as possible after gaining acceptance into their program of choice. Visit www.va.gov for more information.

VA benefits currently accepted at F.I.R.S.T. Insitute include:

POST-9/11 GI BILL

If you have at least 90 days of aggregate active duty service after Sept. 10, 2001, and are still on active duty, or if you are an honorably discharged Veteran or were discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days, you may be eligible for this VA-administered program. (Learn More)

MONTGOMERY GI BILL

The Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) is available to those who enlist in the U.S. Armed Forces. (Learn More)

TUITION BREAKDOWN

F.I.R.S.T. Institute is proud to offer exceptional education at an affordable rate of tuition. The tabs below breakdown each programs tuition, clock hours, and estimated cost per clock hour. Program tuition is subject to change. Please contact F.I.R.S.T. Institute to confirm current tuition prices.

RECORDING ARTS AND SHOW PRODUCTION

Total Clock Hours: 744 ($22.11/Clock Hour) Total Tuition: $16,450.00  

DIGITAL FILMMAKING & VIDEO PRODUCTION

Total Clock Hours: 744 ($22.11/Clock Hour) Total Tuition: $16,450.00

GRAPHIC DESIGN & WEB DEVELOPMENT

Total Clock Hours: 744 ($22.11/Clock Hour) Total Tuition: $16,450.00

TUITION PAYMENT OPTIONS

F.I.R.S.T. Institute is proud to offer several additional tuition payment options that can assist in making going to school as affordable as possible. Additional questions? Give us a call today at 407.316.8310

PAID IN FULL

Tuition is paid-in-full no later than 30 days prior to the student’s scheduled program start date. Paying in full guarantees a seat in the upcoming programs being offered.

TUITION OPTIONS, LLC

Tuition Options provides a comprehensive institutional loan programs for post-secondary institutions. This loan program offers low monthly payments and low interest. (Learn More)

F.I.R.S.T. INSTITUTE

Two installment plans are available directly through the school: Four (4) Installments – 0% interest Ten (10) Installments – Plus additional $300.00 processing fee

COMBINATIONS

Payment plans may be combined or customized based on individual needs and limitations.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Download F.I.R.S.T. Institute’s current scholarship guide. Scholarships are available to those who qualify. Contact our admissions department for additional details. (Download Here)

CONSUMER DISCLOSURES

Below you will find information about our Security & Fire Safety Report, Drug & Alcohol Abuse Policy, Consumer Information, Outcomes & Statistics, Gainful Employment, and more. For additional information please call us at 407.316.8310.

SECURITY & FIRE SAFTEY REPORT

In compliance with the Department of Education regulations, F.I.R.S.T. Institute has created this report to provide an overview of the institute’s security resources, policies and procedures, crime statistics, and fire safety information.

This report can be found on our website: www.first.edu/downloads. A PDF can be downloaded here: security-and-fire-safety-report-.pdf

DRUG & ALCOHOL ABUSE POLICY

F.I.R.S.T. Institute is a private, post-secondary educational institution of the State of Florida and, as such, has a zero tolerance for the use or possession of alcohol or illegal drugs on property by any student, employee, or visitor.

This report can be found on our website: www.first.edu/downloads. A PDF can be downloaded here: drug-and-alcohol-abuse-policy-.pdf

CONSUMER INFORMATION

This document contains consumer information pertaining to the institute’s licensing and accreditation, financial aid, outcomes and statistics, voting registration, and references to additional information.

This report can be found on our website: www.first.edu/downloads. A PDF can be downloaded here: consumer-information-report.pdf