price of seminars
In Western Canada the average price for a weekend seminar is usually $60-$65 which is roughly equal to $40 US.
As a general rule most Dojos around here have little income and often struggle to pay rent, etc.
Having been involved with organizing a few I know that by the time airfares, hotel, meals, teaching fees, etc are paid many times the Dojo is in the hole and someone, usually the local sensei and senior students kick in money out of their pocket.
I also know through Karate friends that other martial arts seminars can be much higher sometimes a few hundred dollars.
I think our costs are on the low side even though that is no comfort to someone on a tight budget.
Hang in there and I hope it gets easier for you money wise.