What does it cost to participate? Costs for fielding a FIRST LEGO League vary depending on what level of participation.
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.
- New teams can expect to pay approximately $900 for team registration, a robot kit of parts, and a Challenge Set (formerly known as the Field Setup Kit). Additional costs for event participation, travel, food, team shirts and other optional items will vary. Veteran teams will pay less since the robot set can be used year after year.
- FIRST offers many fundraising ideas 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 lack of resources. We will do everything possible to make funds available to all teams who need extra help.