I think it makes sense that He'atid first set the tuition price & then sought donors to make it happen, rather than doing the reverse. If you seek donors & hope to use their donations to make the school more affordable you won't collect as much. Donors are worried that their money will be used to hire friends & relatives of admins to unnecessary positions. But if you start with an affordable price you will attract more donations to help make it work. The donors know that money isn't being wasted if the base tuition is so much lower than the other Yeshivas in the area.