Payment Options

//Payment Options

A post-secondary education is one of life’s biggest investments.  Coral Springs Regional Institute of Public Safety encourages students to use their own resources first to finance their education. When personal resources of the student are insufficient to meet the total cost of education, there are other options for the student to consider.

Each class has a tuition due date.  It is permissible to make partial payments up until the final due date.  For example, if you have registered for Rope Rescue Operations, you can make partial payments up until the last date of registration to pay your tuition.  The only payment that is required to secure your spot in class when applying is your registration fee.

Payment Options

Self Pay

The Coral Springs Regional Institute of Public Safety accepts the following out of pocket payment options:

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • Cashier’s Check
  • Money Order

Students accepted into an EMT-Basic, EMT-Paramedic, or Firefighter I & II program are assessed one tuition rate.  CSRIPS does not distinguish between out-of-state and in-state residency to determine tuition amount assessed to each student.  Pursuant to Florida Statute 1009.26(13)(14).

Please be advised that effective August 29, 2022, all credit card transactions will be subject to a 3% convenience fee.

Florida Prepaid & Florida 529

You can now use your dollars to attend CSRIPS!  You put away for your childs education and you can use those dollars in the following programs:

  • Firefighter I & II
  • EMT
  • Paramedic

Florida Prepaid is used for tuition only.  It cannot be applied to fees.

Florida 529 Savings can be used for your fees and other educational expenses.

CSRIPS school code is 99987.  Should you need to verify the school eligibility, please call 1-800-552-4723.

As always, please consult with your Florida Prepaid and Florida 529 Savings Plan for any questions.


Coral Springs Regional Institute of Public Safety accepts scholarships.  If you are a recipient of an Explorer scholarship or other type of scholarship, please contact us.


Published Scholarships

Florida Fire Chiefs Foundation Firefighter/EMT Scholarship Program

Alternative Loans

If you have utilized all other forms of financial aid and still require additional funding to pay your education, banks and other lending corporations make available education loans which require you and sometimes a co-signer to pass a credit check. These loans vary according to each lender. You should look into them closely before committing to a particular lender in order to determine your responsibilities according to their terms and conditions.

Sallie Mae Student Loans

The Coral Springs Regional Institute of Public Safety is now approved to receive payment from Sallie Mae.  CSRIPS will only accept payment for the tuition, not for any fees,  for EMT, Paramedic and Fire classes.  CSRIPS will not accept an amount larger than the tuition sum provided on the class invoice.  Please visit Sallie Mae for more information.

Sallie Mae Student Loans

Veterans Benefits

Please click here for detailed information on your Veteran Benefits options.