A sliding scale is way for people who can afford to pay more provides a fund for people who could otherwise not afford it, to pay less.
Decide where you are on the scale by using a combination of your Annual Income as well as looking at your assets. You may be asked to fill out an application.
Consider PAYING MORE on the scale if you:
-own the home you live in or multiple homes
-have investments, retirement accounts, or inherited money
-have access to family money and resources in times of need
-work part time by choice
-have a relatively high degree of earning power due to level of education, gender and racial privilege, class background, etc.
Consider PAYING LESS on the scale if you:
-are supporting children or have other dependents
-have little access to higher education
-your basic living expenses are difficult to obtain
-receive public assistance
-have immigration-related expenses
-are an elder with limited financial support
-are an unpaid community organizer
+ Other Elements To Consider
This information is largely from Hadassah Damien at Ride Free Fearless Money https://www.ridefreefearlessmoney.com/blog/2016/05/sliding-scale-1/
I also modeled my income-based scale to the Third Root Community Health Center https://thirdroot.org/about-2/fees/
As well as resources from Resource Generation https://resourcegeneration.org/breakdown-of-class-characteristics-income-brackets/