What does it cost to participate? There are costs involved with supporting a FIRST LEGO League Jr. team and they 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 for teams in the U.S. and Canada:
- 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 kit of parts and event participation cost approximately $300 USD per team (2016/2017 season.) Additional costs for extra LEGO parts, 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 decline due to lack of resources. We will do everything possible to make funds available to all teams who need extra help.