Keeping the sport affordable, while at the same time running a self-sustaining organization, is at the heart of our fee structure. Members of MFA pay a nominal annual fee to support administrative tasks of the club, and monthly tuition for group classes and facility access. NOTE: Those students enrolled only in the beginner classes or Home School program are not required to pay the annual membership fee.
The annual membership fee is due upon joining the club and yearly thereafter on the member’s anniversary date. Upon paying the annual membership fee, fencers in our Level 2 and Level 3 programs will receive a club t-shirt or other club designed item. New fencers in Level 2 will also receive a fencing glove.
Our fee schedule for the 2021-22 season is as follows:
Little Cavaliers, Youth Beginner, and Homeschool Class:
Fees are based on the number of classes in the session and payable upon enrollment. All equipment is provided and there are no additional membership fees.
All other programs:
Annual Membership $85 ( first year includes t-shirt & glove)
There is a family discount of 25% per additional family member and a referral discount of 15% for each fencer who joins per your suggestion. MFA is committed to keeping prices as affordable as possible. Please contact our office if you are in need of financial assistance, and we will do our best to accommodate.
Quarterly Automatic Withdrawal: $360
Level 2 fencers may participate in any Level 2 Epee or Foil class.
Quarterly Automatic Withdrawal: $440
Level 3 fencers may participate in any Level 2 or 3 Epee or Foil class.
Adult Recreational Epee
Quarterly Automatic Withdrawal: $175
Adult Recreational Epee members may only participate in Monday’s 5-6:30 class.
Quarterly Payments: Members in our Adult Recreational Epee, Level 2 or Level 3 program paying for 3 months tuition at a time either by bank draft or check, will receive a discount as stated above. Please note, there are no refunds for this option. If you pay for 3 months and stop fencing before the 3 months have passed for anything other than medical reasons, you will forfeit your remaining tuition.
In addition to our membership and tuition fees, all members are required to maintain at minimum a non-competitive membership with USA Fencing, our governing body. All level 2 fencers are encouraged to have an "Access" or full competitive USA Fencing membership to allow for competition at sanctioned events. Level 3 fencers are required to have a full competitive USA Fencing membership.
To make our program accessible to anyone wanting to participate, we offer financial assistance through our scholarship program, and work-trade. Please contact the office for more information about these programs.
Equipment is provided for Youth Beginner, Little Cavaliers, and Homeschool classes as part of the course fee.
Students who become regular members and transition to Level 2 classes are expected to begin buying their own equipment by the end of their first month of Level 2 classes.
New Adult Recreational Epee fencers are expected to begin buying their own equipment by the end of their second month of classes.
Any fencer participating in Open Fencing must provide their own equipment.
Our coach can help you with equipment recommendations, sizing, and placing orders.
Regular members who borrow club equipment are responsible for replacing any equipment broken during use.
MFA does offer limited armory services to repair weapons for the cost of parts and $15/hour (15 minute minimum).
Regular members who would like to store their equipment at the club may rent a cubby for $7/month.