Um... I'm very unclear as to why you are engaging me on this then... yes it "could" be applied to any tuition scheme we come up with, such as "only up to green belt" but the original thread asked, "how do you feel about" these tier pricing situations, and I have answered that I "feel" it should not be done with a limit on how high you can progress at your current price tier. I'm not sure that we need to continue to dispute this, I "feel" the ethical way to handle pricing is to not restrict it to a belt color and be flexible and YES, case-by-case when there is trouble, but because, from a business standpoint, you have to have a general structure of pricing, I "feel" it should be how I have already stated. (ETA) As in, tuition remains the same throughout training, testing fees can apply but must be reasonable, and plenty of notice and flexibility given for when students pay the testing fees, and testing not required at specific time increments. Did I answer your original post off-topic or something? I thought I gave an honest answer to your original post, and certainly never implied that ALL schools should do it this way. Please understand that I come from a small, family-oriented school where the relationships we build are as important to us as the material we master, so I realize my perspective might not be shared by many.