The short answer is yes. The long answer is that schools make their money two different ways. Some charge less for tuition, but then charge exorbitant testing fees, membership dues, etc. At Torrey Pines Martial Arts, our monthly tuition is more, but these other costs are minimal or even non-existent in many cases. After all things are considered, we are competitive, but not always the cheapest, but like most things in life—you get what you pay for.