As a non-profit organization, we charge only what we need to perform our services. We work to minimize our teaching and technical costs while maintaining quality, and we take advantage of financial donations and volunteer support whenever we can. Our goal is to strengthen homeschooling families by promoting initiative, diligence and excellence in academics and service, all at the lowest cost we can sustain. Also please note our Withdrawals and Refunds
policies. Forms of Payment.
We prefer payment by credit card, after you have Teacher Approval for a seat held in a course. We also accept payment by check, if it is sent promptly when you enroll in a seat. If you wait to send a check until after you receive Teacher Approval, the check may not arrive in time to hold the seat. Payment Plans.
We are sensitive to the challenge of paying in full for multiple classes at one time, so we have a standard payment schedule
for each term. Families can also arrange a customized payment plan. We do not charge additional fees or percentages for payment plans.
We send email reminders and invoices as a courtesy, but families are responsible for tracking their own payments and paying on time. Family Registration Fee.
Registering a family and integrating them into our programs for a new academic year requires some staff time even if that family has been with us before. Therefore we charge a registration fee for each family, including returning families
. This fee of $60 and is due with the initial tuition payment. It does not apply toward tuition and is non-refundable.
We understand the financial challenges of having multiple students in school at the same time, particularly for large families. Therefore, we do not charge individual student registration fees. You can register as many students as you want without additional charges. Tuition.
Tuition rates differ for each course and are listed with each course description. Tuition Assistance.
Please see this information
. Dropped Courses.
We understand that circumstances change and other opportunities arise, and we want to reasonably accommodate those changes.
We encourage families considering withdrawing from a course to notify us
prior to deciding, because we have proven successful at helping with alternatives that are in the better interest of the student. This approach also avoids fees associated with a drop.
We provide a seven-day grace period during which a family may without charge drop a course from their family account page.
There is a Drop Fee
for seats dropped outside the seven-day grace period. The Drop Fee is calculated as $1 per day from the date that seat was first held as an Open Seat to the date of the email sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
requesting to drop, not to exceed 1/2 of tuition for that course. There is never a Drop Fee for a Wait List seat, as we do not charge to be on the wait list.
For drops prior to the start of a class
, we apply only the aforementioned Drop Fee. For drops after the start of a class
, we pro-rate the tuition for the number of weeks into the course, plus the aforementioned Drop Fee, not to exceed the full tuition for the course.
Please see our Withdrawals and Refunds
page for more information. Returned Checks.
We assess a $15 fee for returned checks, to cover our bank charges. We cannot re-deposit returned checks.