Cost of Membership

There are two financial obligations for members:

1. When joining the cooperative, a member purchases his or her share. In this way the members own their cooperative by holding their shares.
T
he epiStoa share is 100 €.
New members are supposed to acquire one share and may acquire more if they so wish.
If a member leaves the cooperative, her or his shares are refunded, as guaranteed by the statute.

2. Every member contributes a yearly fee of 60 €
     (due on the 15th of January of every year, starting in the first year after entry).

The members' contributions are used to fund students' stipends and to cover running costs.

Students
may acquire their share in rates of 20 € over five years
and contribute a reduced yearly rate of 40 €/a over the same period.