2013 Florida Forensic Institute
Program Description and Tuition Guide
Introduction to FFI
The Florida Forensic Institute trains both students and coaches (NCI), and offers options for residents as well as commuters.
The Regular Session, and Traditional Programs
July 19 to August 2 2013
During this period, FFI offers comprehensive courses in Extemporaneous Speaking, Original Oratory, all of the Interpretation events, Public Forum Debate, and Congressional Debate. All Traditional Programs will cover all elements of the events and will teach students based their level of experience and achievement (beginner, intermediate and advanced.) To be placed at the appropriate level, it is important that each student provides all information requested at the time of application.
August 2 to August 5, 2013
Students have an excellent opportunity to hone their skills in tutorials offered during the Extension. They will be able to continue to work one-on-one with experts in their chosen events. The Extension is not open to students in the Alternative Programs.
July 26 to August 5, 2013
The Oratory Alternative is offered only to experienced orators, who desire to focus entirely on either composition or delivery skills. Students have an opportunity concentrate on areas in which they and their coaches believe the greatest benefits will be achieved.
Alternative Programs are also available to experienced students in Extemporaneous Speaking, Interpretation, Public Forum Debate and Congressional Debate upon request. Acceptance to all alternative programs is subject to the approval of the Curriculum Director and the Department Heads.
Base Tuition (Regular Session and Alternative Programs)
The base tuition depends on whether the participant is a resident or commuter, and a student or coach. For Residents, it includes quad room hotel accommodations, three meals per day Monday through Thursday (commencing Monday, July 24, all non-published materials fees, and transportation between the hotel and Nova HS). For Commuters, tuition includes all non-published materials fees. TO HELP SIMPLIFY THE CHART BELOW, BASE TUITION FOR A RESIDENT IS $1995 AND BASE TUITION FOR A COMMUTER IS $1195. THE REQUIRED WEEKEND MEAL PLAN ($175) WILL BE ADDED TO THE BASE TUITION OF EACH STUDENT.
Weekend Meal Plan
The Sheraton is offering its upscale weekend lunch and dinner buffets to FFI students. This includes five lunches and five dinners at the Sheraton's gourmet restaurant. This is available at a prepaid cost of $175, including tax and gratuity. The $175 charge will be added to each student's invoice. Bear in mind that students will not be permitted to leave the hotel, and that the buffet is available only directly through FFI. A meal purchased directly from the Sheraton would be approximately $20 plus tax and gratuity.
A materials fee will be charged for published materials.
Resident Upgrades and Options
These include the supervised airport shuttle or an an upgrade to a single or double room at the hotel. Please note: although we will make every effort, double room can only be guaranteed if you provide a roommate.
Optional Institute Trip
Come spend the day at one of Florida's most popular tourist attractions: The Sawgrass Mills Mall. Shop on your day off at premiere outlets and boutiques. See a movie at the 23 theater Regal Cinemas. Eat at world-class restaurants! Spend a day in the two-story arcade! Only $30.00 for FFI students
Discounts and Financial Aid
There is also a very limited pool of financial aid available for deserving students. Unlike some institutes, we do not inflate the price and then offer "everybody" a scholarship to create the illusion of reduced prices. Instead, we ask potential aid recipients to fill out a form and send or email it to us. The scholarship form can be found by clicking the "Financial Aid" link on the navigator bar; we will respond to all submissions as quickly as possible. Please be aware that financial aid awards are generally limited to $150-250.00, except in the case of very extenuating circumstances. Apply early as most of our aid is awarded by April 15th.
Returned Check Policy
By using a check for payment, you agree to the following terms: In the event your check is dishonored or returned for any reason, you authorize us to electronically (or by paper draft) re-present the check to your bank account for collection of the amount of the check, plus any applicable fees as permitted by state law.
2013 Tuition Summary
|Base Tuition (Regular Session & Alternative Programs)|
|Regular Session & Alternative Programs||1,995||1,195||2,650||1,350|
|NCI One Week Program||-||-||1,850||950|
|Regular Session Program Extension||695||450||-||-|
|Weekend Meal Plan||
|All Non-published Materials||Included||Included||Included||Included|
|Published Materials (Congress, Extemp, and PF only)||-||-|
|Resident Upgrades and Options|
|Single Room for Extension||225||-||-||-|
|Double Room for Extension||150||-||-||-|
|Supervised Airport Shuttle (Round Trip)||30||-||30||-|
|Supervised Airport Shuttle (One Way)||20||-||20||-|
|Unsupervised Minor Accompaniment ($50 each way if airline requires)||100||-||100||-|
|Hotel Extra Night||90||90|
|Optional Institute Trip|
|Sawgrass Mills Experience||30||30||30||30|
|Deposits and Payment Schedule|
|With application (non-refundable)||450||450||450||450|
|May 1, 2013 **||845||445||1,000||300|
|June 15, 2013||Remaining Balance|
|* Please specify roommate in the comments field of your application.|
|** Due within four weeks of application if you register after April 15th.|