The regular cost for the Woman Who Loves retreat is US$590.
Marie Wyler Memorial Fund
Funds have been donated to provide financial assistance to a small number of women who are highly committed to their own growth but who cannot afford the full fee to attend.
Two types of financial assistance are available — sponsorships (or grants), and a pre-approved payment plan. Sponsorships are at least US$200 and at most US$340. Alternatively, you might be approved for a payment plan instead of — or in addition to — a partial sponsorship.
What is eligibility based on?
Eligibility for financial assistance is based on
- Your financial need
- Your commitment to personal growth
- Our available donations to cover sponsorships and payment plans for a particular event.
We have no standardized expectations as to what constitutes financial need. We look at all the requests for assistance that we have received for a particular weekend by 4 to 6 weeks before that event, look at the amount of donations we have available for that weekend, and make decisions from there.
How much are the sponsorships?
Sponsorships (or grants) are at least US$200 and at most US$340. The full fee of the weekend is US$590, so even if you are awarded the maximum sponsorship, you will still need to pay at least US$250 yourself.
How does the payment plan work?
You might be approved for a payment plan instead of — or in addition to — a partial sponsorship.
With a payment plan, you pay at least US$250 before the weekend and bring with you four signed checks of $85, $850, $85 and $90, post-dated for each of the four months following the weekend.
EXAMPLE: If you were attending a January 15 event, you would make the original US$250 deposit before the event and then bring with you four signed checks of $85 each, dated February 15, March 15, April 15, and May 15, respectively.
Alternatively, you may provide credit card or debit card information for us to charge that amount monthly for four months.
How do I apply for aid?
To apply for either a sponsorship or payment plan, you will need to fill out an online application AND make an initial REFUNDABLE deposit of US$250.
Go to the online application and registration page.
If you do NOT receive the financial assistance you need, and you therefore need to withdraw your registration, your deposit can be fully refunded to you, upon request.
What if I can’t afford the US$250 deposit in order to apply?
If you cannot afford the full deposit, pay as much of it as you can and fill out the online application.
What is the deadline for submitting the application? When will I hear the decision?
Sponsorship applications should be received by 4 or 5 weeks before the event you hope to attend. Our intention is to advise you of our sponsorship decisions no later than 4 weeks before the event.
We will also consider applications received less than 4 weeks in advance, but all funds available for that weekend may already have been distributed.
The deadline for any remaining amount due is 10 days before the start of A Woman Who Loves (unless you have been pre-approved for a payment plan, as described above.