FRC Payment Terms

2016 Registration Pricing Structure and Payment Terms

1st Registration includes:

Participation at either one (1) Regional event or two (2) District Events for teams in the District Events Geographical areas, the FRC Kit of Parts, associated materials and support.

FIRST Events                                        

Registration Fee Payment Due Date
1st Regional Event Rookie* $6,000.00 11/23/2015
1st Regional Event Veteran** $5,000.00 11/23/2015
Additional Regional Event $4,000.00 01/29/2016
FIRST Championship (pre-qualified FRC Teams) $5,000.00 01/29/2016
FIRST Championship (in-season qualifying FRC Teams) $5,000.00 Email provided to FRC team upon qualification with payment due date and terms

FIRST in Michigan (FIM) District
MI Teams only

Mid-Atlantic Robotics (MAR) District
DE, NJ, and Eastern PA Teams only

Registration Fee Payment Due Date
Rookie (2 District Events)* $6,000.00 11/23/2015
Veteran (2 District Events)** $5,000.00 11/23/2015
Additional In-District Plays***    $500.00 01/29/2016
Additional Inter-District Plays*** $1,000.00 01/29/2016
District Championship (FIM and MAR)**** $4,000.00 04/08/2016

New England (NE) District
CT, MA, ME, NH, RI and VT Teams only

IndianaFIRST (IN) District
IN Teams only

FIRST Chesapeake (CHS) District
DC, MD, and VA Teams only

Peachtree (PCH) District
GA Teams only

North Carolina (NC) District
NC Teams only

Registration Fee

Payment Due Date

Rookie (2 District Events)* $6,000.00 11/23/2015
Veteran (2 District Events)** $5,000.00 11/23/2015
Additional In-District Plays*** $1,000.00 01/29/2016
Additional Inter-District Plays*** $1,000.00 01/29/2016
District Championship (CHS, IN, and NC)**** $4,000.00 04/01/2016
District Championship (NE and PCH)**** $4,000.00 04/08/2016

Pacific Northwest (PNW) District
AK, OR, and WA Teams only
See Washington FIRST Robotics website for payment terms, fees, and payment due dates.

*Rookie: Read full criteria

**Veteran: Any team that has played in 2012 or later

***Additional In-District and Inter-District Plays: Apply only to teams participating in the District system.  District teams can only be on a maximum of two (2) waitlists.

****District Championships: Chairman Award Winners must secure their District Championship slot within 72 hours of being notified if qualifying in Week 1-5; 48 hours if qualifying in Weeks 6-7.

All Registration Fees are in U.S. Dollars only.

Registration: Invoice

When the Main Contact for your team chooses an event online, the Team Information Management System (TIMS) will give you the option to print out an invoice for that event. The system will also allow you to print a form for any event the team has requested to attend via the Events screen. Please go through TIMS to view your team's information.

Payment Policy: *All acceptable forms of payment received by FIRST Finance must be submitted with the Invoice showing which event the payment should be applied to.
1. Check:
(U.S. Funds only)
Please make sure that all checks remitted state your FRC team number and event in order to be properly credited.

Made payable to:

FIRST

Addressed to:

FIRST
Attn: Finance
200 Bedford Street
Manchester, NH 03101

2. VISA, MASTERCARD,     
OR AMEX:

Option 1: Online payments available through TIMS under Events section. System will accept payment for full amount or balance due for event(s) registered.

Option 2: To pay by phone, call FIRST Finance at 1-800-871-8326 ext. 563.
 

3. Purchase Order:
(PO)

FIRST Finance at:
Email: ar@usfirst.org or fax  603-206-2079

PO's must please state your FRC team number and event to be properly credited.

All POs will be invoiced with 30 day terms or the date published  that the payment is due.
 
4. Commitment
Letter from Grantor
or Sponsor:

FIRST Finance:
Fax:
603-206-2079
Email:  ar@usfirst.org
Letters must state your FRC team number and event to be properly credited.

FIRST Finance will accept a commitment letter from a Grantor or Corporate Sponsor. The commitment letter must be on their letterhead and signed by the individual who is taking the responsibility for guaranteeing that payment is made to FIRST.

All Commitment letters must provide FIRST with the address and phone # of a contact to verify funds. FIRST Finance will work directly with Grantor or Sponsor if needed.

FIRST cannot accept a commitment letter from a School or a School District. A Purchase Order must be provided as guarantee of payment.

 

    

Refund Policy

FIRST is not responsible for any Event cancellations or the inability of a team to travel due to weather, threat of terrorism, Act of God and other events beyond the control of FIRST.

The $5,000.00 Veteran fee for Regional or District Registration payment cannot be refunded after a team receives the Kickoff Kit.

The $6,000 Rookie fee for Regionalor District Registration payment cannot be refunded after a  team receives the Kickoff Kit.

A team may withdraw, without financial penalty, from additional Regional or District Registration, or the FIRST Championship Registration prior to the payment deadline of January 29, 2016 if a team has paid prior to this date.  Once this deadline has passed, FIRST cannot refund additional Regional or District Registration, or the FIRST Championship Registration payments unless a team withdraws before the event, and the event is full at the published capacity on the date of the scheduled event. Full capacity would not include the withdrawing team.

Teams do not have the option of transferring registration payments between events after the payment deadline of January 29, 2016. For example, if a team qualifies at a Regional for the FIRST Championship - they cannot drop a Regional and request that the Regional Registration payment be applied to the Fee for the FIRST Championship.