Are most of your students set up on EBT? I see this working with Zoom classes from a financial standpoint.
It gets tenuous sometimes but there are certain students who more than pay for themselves just with their presence. You have to really, really be careful with the relationship. I can only think of one or two actual issues I ever had with folks like that. They just are not going to take advantage of the relationship. And man oh man do they make classes better.
The only "EBT' I'm familiar with is "electronic benefits transfer", which refers to government programs like SNAP and TANF that pay benefits onto a debit card. I don't think many of our students are on EBT.
We have a couple dozen students who joined before Covid and are still paying their regular membership dues and training only from home over Zoom. We also have a bunch of students that are taking a mix of in-person and Zoom classes, so they might come in to the school once a week and then take two or three classes from home.