February 13, 2015

Navigating Tuition at F.I.R.S.T. Institute: Affordable Education and Financial Assistance

F.I.R.S.T. Institute has created an educational path for students that allows them to prepare to enter the workforce in less than a year. The institution’s goal has always been to assist as many creatives in developing their skills. With that said, one obstacle every student faces is how to make getting an education affordable. This conundrum is one that F.I.R.S.T. takes very seriously, which is why they have developed a Financial Aid Department. This department helps support students in the process of applying for financial aid as well as finding scholarships. Everyone deserves the opportunity to grow professionally, and knowing all your options is important. This article will give a better understanding of our tuition and the financial aid available.


Affordable Education with Accreditation

One of the first things students and their families often consider when choosing an educational institution is tuition costs. At F.I.R.S.T. Institute, we strive to provide high-quality education that is accessible and affordable. Our commitment to affordability is bolstered by our accreditation from the Department of Education and ACCET. These accreditations signify that our programs meet rigorous standards and that you can trust the quality of education you’ll receive.


Financial Aid for Those Who Qualify

Understanding the financial aspects of your education can be daunting, but as previously stated, at F.I.R.S.T. Institute, we’re here to help. We offer various financial aid options for eligible students. Whether you’re pursuing a diploma in Recording Arts and Show Production, Film and Video Production, Graphic Design and Web Development, or Digital Photography, financial aid can help make your dreams a reality.

The types of financial aid available to F.I.R.S.T. Institute students include:

  1. Federal Financial Aid: This includes grants and loans such as the Pell Grant, Direct Subsidized Loans, and Direct Unsubsidized Loans. To apply for federal financial aid, you’ll need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).


  1. Scholarships: F.I.R.S.T. Institute offers various scholarships based on merit and need. These scholarships can significantly reduce your tuition burden.


  1. Veterans and Military Benefits: We proudly support our veterans and active-duty military personnel. If you’re eligible for military benefits, such as the  Post-9/11 GI Bill® or the The Montgomery GI Bill®, you can use them to cover your tuition and related expenses for our on-campus programs.


Other Tuition Options


Paid in Full

For those who prefer to take care of tuition upfront, we offer the “Paid in Full” option. With this option, tuition is paid in full no later than 30 days before your scheduled program start date. Paying in full not only simplifies your financial planning but also guarantees your seat in the upcoming programs being offered.


Tuition Options, LLC

Another valuable resource for our students is Tuition Options, LLC. They provide a comprehensive institutional loan program specifically tailored for post-secondary institutions like F.I.R.S.T. Institute. This loan program offers low monthly payments and low-interest rates, making it an attractive option for those seeking flexibility in managing their tuition expenses.


F.I.R.S.T. Institute’s Installment Plan

We understand that not everyone can pay their tuition upfront or may prefer a more structured approach. That’s why we offer our very own installment plan directly through the school. This plan includes ten (10) manageable installments. Please note that there is an additional $300.00 processing fee for this option.


Customized Payment Plans

At F.I.R.S.T. Institute, we recognize that each student’s financial situation is unique. Therefore, our payment plans may be combined or customized based on individual needs and limitations. We’re committed to working with you to find a solution that suits your circumstances and ensures that your education remains accessible.

If you have any questions or need more information about our tuition payment options, financial aid, or anything else related to your education journey at F.I.R.S.T. Institute, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’re here to assist you every step of the way. Give us a call today at 407.316.8310, and our dedicated team will be happy to provide the guidance and support you need to make your dreams a reality.

At F.I.R.S.T. Institute, we’re not just an institution; we’re your partner in pursuing your passion and achieving your goals. Your education is an investment in your future, and we’re committed to making it as affordable and accessible as possible. Join us today and embark on an exciting journey toward a successful career in the arts and entertainment industry!

Remember, the availability and eligibility criteria for financial aid can vary, so it’s essential to reach out to our financial aid office for guidance on how to apply and what options might be suitable for your situation.


Investing in Your Future

When you choose to pursue your education at F.I.R.S.T. Institute, you’re making an investment in your future. Our affordable tuition, coupled with various financial aid options, ensures that the cost of education is within reach for many students. Moreover, the real-world, industry-focused training you’ll receive at F.I.R.S.T. Institute can open doors to exciting careers in the digital media industry.

Don’t let financial concerns hold you back from pursuing your passion. Explore our financial aid options, speak with our dedicated financial aid advisors, and take the first step toward an exciting and fulfilling career in the digital media industry.