April 23, 2015


Are you passionate about pursuing a career in digital media? If so, F.I.R.S.T. Institute is here to help you turn your creativity into a career. We understand that embarking on an educational journey is a significant step, and we are committed to making it accessible to as many aspiring students as possible. This blog will guide you through our admission requirements and the various financial aid options available to help you achieve your goals.

What Are The Admission Requirements at F.I.R.S.T. Institute?

At F.I.R.S.T. Institute, we believe in providing opportunities for everyone with a passion for creative arts and media, regardless of their background or prior experience. Here are the minimum requirements for applying to our programs:

Proof of High School Diploma or Equivalent: To enroll at F.I.R.S.T. Institute, you must provide proof of a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Age Requirements: You must be at least 18 years of age to apply directly. However, if you are 16 or 17, you can still apply with written consent from a parent or legal guardian.

Admissions Interview: Our admissions process includes a friendly interview with one of our Admissions Representatives. This helps us understand your goals and ensure our programs align with your aspirations.

Completed Application: Submit a completed application to initiate the admission process. Our team will guide you through this step.

Is There Financial Aid at F.I.R.S.T. Institute?

We understand that financing your education can be a concern, so we offer various financial aid options to eligible students. Our financial aid team is dedicated to assisting you every step of the way. Here are some of the financial aid programs available:

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): To get started with financial aid, complete the FAFSA with our school code, G41976. This is the first step in accessing federal grants, scholarships, or loans to help cover your educational expenses.

Pell Grant: Federal Pell Grants are available for undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need and have yet to earn a bachelor’s or professional degree.

Direct Student Loans: Eligible students can borrow federal student loans directly from the U.S. Department of Education through the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program.

Direct Parent PLUS Loan: Graduate or professional students and parents of dependent undergraduate students can apply for the Direct Parent PLUS Loan, provided by the U.S. Department of Education.

Net Price Calculator: Use our Net Price Calculator to estimate the total cost of attending school, including expenses beyond tuition.


Does F.I.R.S.T. Insitute accept Military Benefits?

Veterans and Military Benefit: F.I.R.S.T. Institute is proud to welcome military students, including those on Active Duty, members of the Reserve or National Guard, Veterans, and their spouses and dependents. VA benefits, such as the Post-9/11 GI Bill® and Montgomery GI Bill®, can be applied to your training.

Does F.I.R.S.T. Insitute Have Scholarship Options?

Scholarships: We offer scholarships to qualified students. You can download F.I.R.S.T. Institute’s current Scholarship Guide for more details and contact our admissions department to inquire about scholarship opportunities.

What Other tuition payment options are there?

Tuition Payment Options: We provide several tuition payment options to make education as affordable as possible, including paying in full, Tuition Options, LLC loan programs, and installment plans.

At F.I.R.S.T. Institute, we believe in empowering individuals with a passion for digital media, film, audio engineering, and graphic design. Our admission requirements are designed to be accessible, and our financial aid options ensure that financial barriers don’t hinder your creative journey. If you have any questions or need further assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact our admissions department at 407.316.8310.