Financial Matters

The Law Enforcement Academy is a significant investment in your future. The Brevard Police Testing and Selection Center (BPTC), which handles all applicant screening, charges academy applicants $500 for processing. After selection for the academy, an applicant will have various tuition, fees and related expenses to pay. BPTC's screening fees are nonrefundable.

One money order for the total assessment process/test fee in accordance with the fee schedule below must be submitted at the time of registration. All fees are non-refundable.

Fees for Testing  at Brevard Police Testing Center

Law Enforcement Academy Assessment Process
(covers all testing)
$ 500
   
Fees for individual tests are as follows:  
CJBAT Only for a state agency $75
Physical Abilities Assessment $50
Background Processing $300
Fee to Re-open closed file $200
Fingerprint Checks $65
State Officer Certification Examination (SOCE) $150
Non-Sworn Public Safety Background Investigation $300
A fee of $100 will be assessed for scheduling a test outside
the published cycle at the applicant's request.
 

 

Academy Information

Tuition, uniforms, lab fees, supplies and living expenses for several months or most of a year can be difficult financial challeges. Like any major life event, it is best approached thoughtfully and with a plan. Non-residents pay a higher tuition rate by Florida law. For questions about residency please contact Eastern Florida State College's Office of Admissions at 321-433-5550.

Estimated Cost of Academy

Tuition: (Florida Resident) $2.56 per clock hour x 770 hours $1,971.20
(Non-resident) $10.25per clockchour x 770 hours $7,892.50
Registration   $30.00
Graduation Fee   $20.00
Books & Curriculum   $88.00
Lab Fees   $536.61
Uniforms   $376.00
     
Total Approximate Cost for Florida Resident   $3,021.81
Total Approximate Cost for Non-Florida Resident   $8,943.11

 

All estimated costs are subject to change without notice. Tuition rates are at the discretion of the Board of Trustees, Eastern Florida State College. BPTC has no control or discretion in tuition, fee, or any cost associated with the Law Enforcement Academy. You may qualify for scholarships or other financial aid as outlined below.

Scholarships

Eastern Florida State College's Financial Aid Office coordinates the scholarship process for the Academy. Many scholarships are need-based, but some are directed at specific groups, such as children of deceased law enforcement officers, residents of certain communities, etc. There are several that are competitive scholarships with qualifiers other than financial need. Students interested in applying for scholarships can do so through the online Titan Scholarship system inside the myEFSC portal. By completing one scholarship application students have access to the entire database. For more information visit the EFSC Scholarships section of the website.

Financial Aid

Academy students may qualify for occupational re-training assistance, grants, loans or other forms of assistance. For more information contact the EFSC Financial Aid office at 321-433-5759.