Registration Compensation

A registration fee can be many different things. Sometimes it feels like just an excuse to charge more money. But when it has a clear purpose, most parents will be happy to pay it. 

In my studio, my registration fee does two things:

  • It secures a student’s spot for the following September (they pay it in July during our summer break)
  • It goes towards the cost of materials for the year

No parent has ever questioned this fee in my studio because it makes sense to them. 

If you are not currently charging a registration fee, this could be a great opportunity for you to create a digital materials budget for your studio or to move to an all-inclusive tuition model.

If you already have a fee, take a moment to make sure it’s enough to cover the things you want it to (and raise it if it’s not!)