Question: Is Homeschooling Affordable?

Homeschooling does require you to purchase homeschool curriculum.

However, many families still find ways to homeschool for free.

Also, many homeschool families are happy to sell their used curriculum or even give it away.

Homeschooling CAN be affordable depending on what you want to spend.

Do parents get money for homeschooling?

Do you get paid for homeschooling your kids? Monetarily, no. In fact, you still pay property taxes, for other people’s kids to go to school, while paying out of pocket for literally anything your children need for their education. However, it pays you back in some highly valuable ways.

What is the average cost for homeschooling?

The Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) estimates that the average parent spends about $300 to $600 per year, per child, on homeschooling curriculum, games, and books. However, there are plenty of ways to save money on this expense.

Is public school cheaper than homeschool?

Public school is typically cheaper than homeschool. You could spend $1,000 or more on a homeschool curriculum alone, not to mention supplies. For a public school, you have to buy supplies once or twice a year and you can pack your child’s lunch to save money.

Is it free to homeschool?

Does homeschooling cost money? Yes, of course, but by taking advantage of free resources through your library, local homeschool co-operative, and free educational offerings online and in your local area, you can significantly reduce your overall expenses and keep your expenses within budget.