Sliding Fee and Scholarship Information

Sliding Fee Policy Statement

It is the mission of the Learning Center at Red Willow to provide access to all who would benefit from our programs, regardless of ability to pay.  Payment plans, sliding-fee scales, and scholarships are available.

Please pay what you can afford!

While we are happy to have people in our classes at any payment level, be aware that our scholarship programs are supported by income from our classes and our generous donors.  We ask that you please pay what you can.  In order to ensure the maximum benefit for the most people, we ask for your income and base the scholarship amount on that. We do, however, recognize that income documentation doesn't always tell the whole story, so if you have extenuating circumstances, please let us know. We're happy to work with you. We also ask that you only sign up for a course you can honestly commit to. We would hate to turn people away, only to discover that there was an opening on the roster that could no longer be filled. When you are first granted a scholarship or sliding fee, we limit you to one course. After successful completion of that course (or four weeks of an ongoing course), you're welcome to sign up for more classes.

Barring extenuating circumstances, we reserve the right to terminate scholarship eligibility if two or more classes are missed without prior notice/negotiation.

To request a payment plan, sliding-fee scale, or scholarship, please fill out a copy of our Sliding Fee Scholarship Request Form (PDF), Payment Plan Agreement Form (PDF), or both.  For more information, you can contact us at (406) 721-0033 or at

Are you a Veteran, veteran's family member or caretaker, or first responder?

Through our Heroes Therapeutic Outreach Program, we are making all of our courses available free of charge to veterans and active duty military personnel, their families and caregivers, and first responders.  Please fill out the following form: HTOP Fee Waiver Agreement (PDF) and return it to the Learning Center at Red Willow along with your DD-214, VA Card, Driver's License showing veteran status, Military ID, or First Responder ID.  For more information about the Heroes Therapeutic Outreach Program, Click Here.

Please mail, fax, email or drop off the completed form to:

The Learning Center at Red Willow
825 W. Kent
Missoula, MT 59801

phone: (406) 721-0033
fax: (406) 721-0055

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