Are you in a position where you need to get a bail bond? If so, it's likely this is new territory for you. As such, it's important to make sure you understand the process beforehand. When it comes to paying your bail, you may be stuck paying a huge amount of money for your freedom.
Bail bond fees are paid in order to secure these large amounts of money. Without them, you'd be paying ten of thousands to hundreds of thousands of dollars yourself. For most clients, that just isn't possible.
In short, what you paid for your bail bond to be dispersed was a fee provided to the bondsman for the services provided. They'll be carrying the risk that you show up to court in exchange for that fee. This fee is meant to cover the insurance and operation costs associated with running their business. If you don't want to pay the fee, unfortunately, you'll have to come up with the whole sum to pledge by yourself. That said, you may be able to pledge property instead of cash if you have any value in a property. Otherwise, you'll need the help of a bail bondsman.