CWE is pleased to offer a sliding-scale pricing system across our region. You choose to pay what feels right to you, no questions asked. We offer the sliding pay scale to bring more equity into our pricing strategies. We know that scholarship applications rarely reflect the true economic situation of our clients and that as our client, you are the best judge of your economic situation. 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 overthink it, please choose the level that resonates with you.
What matters most to us is your active participation in the CWE community and feedback on your experience.
Pay Scale Levels
- Supporting Communities: Choose this 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 level.
- Disrupting Industries: Choose this 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.
- Making Waves: Choose this 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.
- Lifting Up The World: Choose this 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.
If you are interested in donating to CWE in general, please see our donation page on our website,