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.
Do you get reimbursed for homeschooling?
Parents who choose to teach their own children at home are not paid, but some states offer tax credits or charter school stipends to homeschooling families.
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 be homeschooled?
Generally, you can assume that homeschooling costs more than a public school education and less than a private school. If you had to, you could homeschool practically for free using public resources like libraries, PBS shows, museums, the internet, and hand-me-down educational supplies.
Are there grants for homeschooling?
Homeschooling Grants For Children with Special Need
While it is harder to get grants for individual homeschool students it is not impossible. First stop should be the local public school if available, many schools are allowed to loan out equipment to local homeschool students.