Home Study Expenses

Home-Based Education Option

  1. Tuition charges from a direct education/instructional provider associated with the educational program.
  2. Home school curriculum and supplemental materials on a grade/age-appropriate basis
  3. Supplies which are normally provided free of charge in U.S. public schools
  4. Shipping costs or lesson postage associated with the educational program
  5. Fees charged for access to libraries, recreation facilities or education-related curriculum activities.
  6. Group lessons already established in the community
  7. Grades K-8: 60 minutes a week for each content area for physical education (PE), music and art
  8. Grades 9-12: 4 hours per week for each content area for PE, music and art
  9. Fees charged for participation on athletic or extra-curricular teams which are normally free of charge in U.S. public schools
  10. Fees for curriculum related internet services such as study program, library services, or supplemental distance learning courses
  11. Fees for the rental of curriculum-related equipment such as musical instruments which would normally be provided free of charge in U.S. public schools
  12. Fees for required testing materials and shipping costs by the authorized program.
  13. Instructional curriculum guides

Virtual Education

  1. Tuition charges from a direct education/instructional provider associated with the educational program.
  2. Group lessons already established in the community
  3. Fees charged for participation on athletic or extra-curricular teams which are normally free of charge in U.S. public schools.
  4. Fees charged for participation on athletic or extra-curricular teams which are normally free of charge in U.S. public schools.
  5. Fees for curriculum related internet services such as study program, library services or supplemental distance learning courses.
  6. Fees for the rental of curriculum-related equipment such as musical instruments which would normally be provided free of charge in U.S. public schools.
  7. Fees for required testing materials, shipping costs by the authorized program.
  8. Shipping costs or lesson postage associated with the educational program

Home Study

  • Purchase of items which have broader use than the course of study such as computer equipment/accessories, telescopes, furniture/furnishings and other items not ordinarily provided free of charge by U.S. public schools.
  • Training for parents in home study
  • Field trips/school excursions/athletic events regardless of whether the trips are
  • predominantly academic in nature or if participation is mandatory or voluntary
  • Any form of compensation to the parent (nanny/childcare or supervisory costs)
  • Travel or transportation costs
  • Personal services including, but not limited to, telephone, internet, satellite, cable or other communication services
  • Fees for museums, culture events, or performances
  • SAT/ACT/PSAT associated costs
  • Private lessons (core or elective subjects)
  • Membership in gymnasiums, cultural clubs, spas or other private clubs
  • Supplies that are normally purchased by parents (pens, papers, markers, pencils)
  • Non-course specific materials, such as software programs, reading materials, and reference materials
  • Religious materials for instruction, unless religion is a subset of the instruction.
  • Transfer Fees charged by bank
  • Third party service provider fees (umbrella school/cover schools not providing direct instruction, course, or accredited virtual education)
  • Supplemental instruction