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Interfaith Philadelphia Slide Scale Fee Structure

 

 

Interfaith Philadelphia offers a sliding scale fee structure for our programs in order to welcome all from our community who wish to attend.

 

The sliding scale ranges from a minimal cost to the actual cost of the program. The suggested cost takes grants into account. When you pay more than the Suggested Price of the program, you enable your fellow participants to attend.

 

We ask participants to consider paying Suggested Price or more if they consider this amount at most a sacrifice, but not a hardship.

                                                                                                        

A sacrifice means that you may cut back on optional spending in your life, but it will not have a long-term harmful impact. If paying the Suggested Price interferes with your ability to cover non-optional spending (such as groceries, rent, or transportation), then you are facing hardship and should choose the lower end of the sliding scale.

 

Ultimately, price should never be a barrier for the participation in Interfaith Philadelphia programs; please be in touch with additional needs and/or payment plans.

 

Consider paying less on the scale if you:
  • are supporting children or other dependents.
  • are unemployed or underemployed.
  • have medical expenses not covered by insurance.
  • receive public assistance.
  • have immigration-related expenses.
  • are an elder with limited financial support.
  • have experienced discrimination in hiring or pay level because of your race, gender, religion, status as a returning citizen, etc.
  • have significant debt.
 
Consider paying more on the scale if you:
  • own the home you live in or rent a higher-end property.
  • have investments, retirement accounts, or inherited money.
  • travel for recreation.
  • have access to family support and resources in times of need.
  • work part-time or are unemployed by choice.
  • have maintained a stable income through the current health and economic crisis.
  • have a relatively high degree of earning power due to your level of education, gender, race, class background, etc.
  • would not need to sacrifice significantly to support the participation of your peers.