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Complete funding information in our handbook, below.
How Home Education Funding Works
Funding is available for each student in the amount of $835.40. This is available via refund or direct purchase, in 4 allotments, with half available between October and May, and half between May and July. Submission deadlines are the last business days of September (for November payment of up to 50%), January (for March payment of up to the first 50%), March (for May payment of up to the complete funded amount) and May (for July payment of up to the complete funded amount).
Read more for some frequently asked questions and answers about funding.
FUNDING POLICY and Receipt Submission Requirements
Be sure to read the Funding Policy carefully to help you avoid errors.
If you have any concerns about the Standards for Home Education Reimbursements, please notify Richard Arnold at email@example.com or 780-427-2055.
Claiming Educational Funding
In order to claim educational funding, our Expense Form needs to be filled in and printed off, signed and sent to us along with your original receipts. Your receipts must comply with the Funding Policy, and must reflect your approved Education Program Plan. You also have the option of using Purchase Orders to purchase resources directly out of claimable funding.
You may send receipts to us at any time during the year, but anything sent after the last business day of May will apply to the following school year. Our funding schedule helps us to refund you in a consistent and timely manner.
|Receipts sent to us by
the last business day of:
|Will be reimbursed via Direct Deposit on (or the next business day after):|
*NEW families only
EFT Application Apply for Electronic Funds Transfer for direct deposit of refunds. Please ensure that we have this form before the end of September. Refunds are transmitted electronically. If we do not have this form until after a submission deadline, you will not receive a refund until the next payment date, or in July 2020 via cheque.
Before you begin:
- ORIGINAL receipts must sent to the WISDOM office. We do recommend that you make a copy of the Expense Form and receipts that you send to us, in case your originals are lost in the mail. [Photocopies are not acceptable even when it is desirable to keep the original for warranty purposes, as in the case of a computer. We keep all receipts on file, and in the case of a warranty issue, arrangements can be made to return the original receipt to you.]
- The receipts must be for expenses that you incurred for the home education of your children with WISDOM. Allowable and non-allowable expenses are listed in our Funding Policy. If the educational nature of your purchase is not self-evident, please attach a written explanation of how the purchase fits into your education program plan. Receipts must be no more than two years old at the time we reimburse them.
- Please organize your receipts by date of purchase, and number them.
To Fill Out the Expense Form
Click here to go to the Expense Form (PDF). Save it to your computer before completing it. Please follow the instructions on page 1 carefully, as failure to do so will delay your refund. If you would rather complete it by hand, please download and print this version.
Download the file to your computer, open it with Adobe Reader, fill it in, print and sign it, and send it into the WISDOM office with your original recipts. NOTE: This file will not work properly when it is opened in a web browser or the Mac preview program.
To Carry Over Un-claimed Funding to next year
It is our understanding that as per AB Education's Interim Funding Manual, beginning in academic year 2020-2021, carry-over will be disallowed because unclaimed funds will be recovered by AB Education. Updates will be sent to families as information is available.
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Funding Dates and Deadlines
Schedule of our funding year (subject to change):
August 31 - Education Program Plan Submission Deadline
Your Education Program Plan must be approved by your facilitator prior to the release of funding. You may send receipts to us at any time.Please ensure that your facilitator has your EPP before this date if possible, in order to expedite the approval process. Funding is not available until the plan is approved.
September 10 - Use Purchase Orders (for up to half of your annual funding available until April, 2nd half available for PO use in April)
If you choose to use Purchase Order numbers (POs) before the funding deadline, you agree to pay for the purchase yourself if you change schools before September 30. POs are only available to those who have an approved plan. (If you submit your plan on the deadline, it will not be approved immediately, so if you intend to use POs in September, please submit your plan as soon as possible.)
September 30*- EFT form submission deadline
Want to claim a refund? We need your EFT Form before we can refund you via direct deposit.
Sign up with us before this date to be eligible for funding. This includes the approval of your program plan.
September 30*- Receipt Submission Deadline for Reimbursement 1a
Last day to submit receipts to receive the first 50% refund on November 15. Refunds will be direct deposited, so please be sure you've completed and returned your EFT Form to us (available in this magazine). Failure to do so will delay your refund. Funding is only available to those with approved EPPs.
October 31* - Receipt Submission Deadline for Reimbursement 1b (New Families Only)
Brand new families may submit receipts up to October 31, and receive reimbursement on December 15.
January 31* - Receipt Submission Deadline for Reimbursement 1.2
If you miss the September 29 receipt submission deadline, receipts received up to this date are eligible for refund for the first 50% of funding. Direct deposit will occur on March 15.
March 31* - Receipt Submission Deadline for Reimbursement 2.1
Receipts received up to this date are eligible for refund for the second 50% of funding (as well as the first 50% if not yet claimed). Direct deposit will occur on May 15.
May 31* - Receipt Submission Deadline for Reimbursement 2.2
Receipts received up to this date are eligible for refund for the second 50% of funding (as well as the first 50% if not yet claimed). Direct deposit will occur on July 15. Any receipts postmarked after the last business day in May will be carried over to the next school year for reimbursement.
May 31* - Purchase Order use closes for the year
Complete any purchase orders before this date. This means that you will need to begin the process with the vendor by May 21 in order to ensure the purchase order is finalized before the deadline.
June 30* - Carryover Deadline
Send your carry over form to us postmarked (or faxed or emailed) on or before this date. If you do not receive confirmation from us, please send again. We always respond to emails. IF you have unclaimed funding left over but do not send us a carry-over form, we can not carry your funds to the following school year. You must use the form in order to request carry-over.
*or the last business day of the month
Notes: When sending us time-sensitive items in the mail, please be sure that your post office postmarks it on or before the deadline. It may be a good idea to send items in registered mail, if you are concerned about them getting lost. We recommend you copy anything you are going to send in the mail, because occasionally, receipts do get lost. Please do not send receipts with your facilitator.