If you are trying to determine the best price point for your participation, the following guide (created by Alexis J. Cunningfolk,) will be helpful. 20% of our program access is reserved for scholarship and supported students, and we are able to do this thanks to contributions of supporting members.
Supporting Member: This is the standard price for our program. If you have access to financial security, own property or have personal savings, you would not traditionally qualify for sliding scale services. If you are able to pay for “wants” and spend little time worried about securing necessities in your life, you have economic privilege and power in our community. This price is for you.
Sustaining Member: This covers the cost of running our program and provides a small margin of earning for your teacher/facilitator. If you are struggling to conquer debt or build savings or move away from paycheck to paycheck living but have access to steady income and are not spending most of your time thinking about meeting basic needs such as food, shelter, medical care, child care, etc., you belong here. If you, however, can ask others for financial support, such as family members, partners, or friends, please consider using those personal resources before you use the resources of the sliding scale and limit opportunities for others.
Supported Member: If you struggle to maintain access to needs such as health care, housing, food, child care, and are living paycheck to paycheck or are in significant debt, you belong probably belong here and you deserve a community that honors your price as equal an economic offering as the person who can pay the highest tier.
Scholarship: If any of the above price points do not make sense for your current situation, please contact me directly for other payment plans or scholarship options.