Sliding Fee Scale
Pay what you can, no questions asked.
Across our regions, we’ve moved away from the scholarship model to the sliding pay scale model in order to bring more equity into our pricing strategies.
We know that scholarship applications rarely reflect the true economic situation of our clients. We also know that you are the best judge of your economic situation. The CWE Sliding Fee Scale enables you to choose what you pay, no questions asked. We trust you to make the choice that best reflects your ability to pay.
We encourage you to use this as an opportunity to take stock of your financial resources, your privilege, and how that has affected your ability to pay. Some things that might make you consider paying less on our scale include; carrying significant debt, caring for dependents (children, parents, family members, etc), experiencing discrimination in hiring, being a member of a historically marginalized group, or being eligible for public assistance. Some things that might make you consider paying more on our scale include: home ownership, expendable income, family wealth, or higher education. With that said, don’t over think it. What matters most to us is your active participation in the CWE community and feedback on your experience.
You might choose the Supporting Communities ticket level if you are having trouble making ends meet, receiving public assistance or accessing safety net programs, are a resource partner, or feel you could not participate at another ticket level.
Formation/Start Up Stage
You might choose the Disrupting Industries ticket level if you are at the formation or start up stage of your business and are starting to make sales, if you are meeting your basic financial needs, or if you feel like you are able to support CWE’s mission at this ticket price.
You might choose the Making Waves ticket level if you are at a growth stage of your business, if you are meeting more than your basic financial needs, or if you feel like you are able to support CWE’s mission at this ticket price.
You might choose the Lifting Up The World ticket level if you are in the development or expansion stage of the business, you are meeting more than your basic financial needs, or if you feel like you are ready to give to the CWE community in a way that allows us to offer these opportunities to all clients, regardless of ability to pay.
Your tax-deductible contribution to the Center for Women & Enterprise will provide classes and services to all women, regardless of their ability to pay, empowering them to become economically self-sufficient and prosper through business and entrepreneurship.