Standard Fees for Individuals. For workshops, contact email@example.com or call 312.971.7119.
Deposit at registration
IMPACT for Girls
Varies by program type
Donors have made it possible to offer a sliding scale, payment plans, and other discounts so that any woman or girl can take a program, regardless of her economic circumstances. We also recommend approaching an employer for sponsorship (see below). Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to work out a sliding scale or other payment option.
Can you offer financial support to someone else?
You can also add any amount to your payment to contribute to our financial assistance fund. Thank you!
Ways to Pay
Online - Register and pay online HERE.
Check – Make checks payable to IMPACT Chicago, 4057 North Damen Avenue, Chicago IL 60618.
When to Pay Balance: by 2 weeks prior to the start of the program
If sending your payment by mail, to secure your spot in the course, it must be postmarked no fewer than 2 weeks prior to the beginning of the course.
What determines the cost of the course?
Our costs include: Insurance for full contact programs; instructor salaries; equipment purchase, maintenance and storage; space rental; printed materials; and associated registration costs. Generous donations of volunteer time and money have made it possible to keep individual tuition under $400 for the Core Program and under $200 for IMPACT for Girls even though the costs are higher than tuition charged. Unless earmarked otherwise, we direct all donated monies toward the Core Program and IMPACT for Girls to keep tuition low and to be able to offer financial assistance. For Advanced Programs, we offer an annual event under cost (e.g. Anniversary Celebrations, Polishing Your IMPACT Skills) and we offer a limited number of reduced course tuitions for other Advanced Programs.
Late Registration, Cancellation, and Transfer Fees
Your full payment secures your spot in a course. Full payment is due 14 days prior to the first day of the program. A late fee of $20 is added if payment is received fewer than 14 days prior to the first day of the program.
To cancel your registration and receive a refund, we require written (email) notice no less than 14 days prior to the first day of the program. If a student cancels their enrollment within the 14-day window before the course start date or does not attend or complete the course in which she is enrolled, there is no refund.
To transfer your enrollment to a program other than the program for which you originally registered, we require written notice at least 14 days prior to the first day of the program and a $50 transfer fee. The balance of the tuition will be applied to the new course. If you request a transfer within the 14-day window, the transfer fee is $150.
If you have extenuating circumstances (e.g, illness, funeral), please provide a doctor’s note or other documentation to our Registration Coordinator and we will work with you to transfer your registration to another course or determine some other acceptable course of action.
Some employers will sponsor their female employees or reimburse them for taking an IMPACT self-defense program. If your company offers a tuition reimbursement program, check to see if an IMPACT program would be eligible. When approaching your employer regarding this type of funding, here are some things to address:
- Self-Defense Training Increases Productivity – Self-defense training is an important benefit for female employees to enhance their job performance because self-defense training increases women's confidence in decision-making, problem solving, and crisis management. (Ozer and Bandura 1990).
- Self-Defense Training Reduces Employees' Risks of Violence – Women who have had self-defense training are less likely to experience sexual assault than women who have not had the training (Hollander 2014).
- Self-Defense Training Reduces Workers' Turnover and Health Costs – Each rape costs approximately $151,423 and interferes with women's ability to work (DeLisi, 2010; Lyron 2002). Fifty percent of sexual violence victims had to quit or were forced to leave their jobs in the year following their assaults due to the severity of their reactions (Ellis, Atkeson, & Calhoun, 1981). Violence and abuse constitute up to 37.5% of total health care costs, or up to $750 billion (Dolezal, McCollum, & Callahan, 2009).