What is Voluntary Tuition?
The essences of Voluntary Tuition is that it is a donation-based system. You pay what you can when you can. The key to voluntary tuition is that you are contributing to the success of a community-based program that empowers people to discover gifts and talents that change lives. So, we rely on people donating what they can. Some people voluntarily pay 10x the tuition, while some people might only be able to contribute $5 in tuition.
Why don’t you just ask for donations?
Some people like to know what it costs and are willing to pay to cover the costs without contributing to the future of the program or those less fortunate, so our “price’ or “tuition” is an estimate of what the cost is going to cost to run on a per person rate. Essentially, when you “pay” for anything at JAM it is a donation. Any donations that surpass the cost of the program goes towards future programs.
You list prices and costs with each class, how does that work when registering for classes?
Some classes that we offer have a minimum cost needed to cover supplies, costumes, or other things necessary for a class. We then suggest a “tuition” or “donation” amount. These amounts can be seen on each individual class page. When registering, the default amount shown is the sum of both the required costs and donation costs, but you can increase or decrease the amount in the box before you register based upon how much you can pay. If you are not able to pay the minimum amount needed to cover the cost of materials, we understand, please contact us and let us know.
It Sounds Too Good To Be True. Is It?
Yes, it does sound too good to be true, but it is true. We rely on people who love our programs and have the financial ability to pay, which offsets the costs of those who can’t cover their costs.
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JUMC is a church dedicated to make Jackson an even better town in the name of Jesus Christ. We pray that God blesses each and every teacher, student, participant, and family. Everyone is welcome here!