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How Funding Works  Learn about how funding works.

Deadlines   All the dates you need to know for using your home school funding.

Policy  Read our funding policy and receipt submission requirements.

Claiming Funding  Learn how to properly fill in our Expense Form amd claim your refund.

Expense Form  Go directly to the Expense Form, download it, save it, fill it in and mail to office with your receipts.

Request a PO  How to use Purchase Order numbers for select vendors.

EFT Application  Apply for Electronic Funds Transfer for direct deposit of refunds.

 

For the 2017-2018 school year, funding is available to each student in the amount of $835.40. WISDOM makes this money available in 4 allotments, with half being issued between October and May, and half between May and July. Submission deadlines will be posted shortly.

This page is awaiting updates.

Read more for some frequently asked questions and answers about funding.

FUNDING POLICY and Receipt Submission Requirements

 

Current information on the new Standards for Home Ed Reimbursement maybe found here.

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 richard.arnold@gov.ab.ca or 780-427-2055.

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 will help us to refund you in a consistent and timely manner.

Funding Deadlines:

Receipts sent to us by
the last business day of:
Will be reimbursed via Direct Deposit on:
   
September November 15
October*    *NEW families only December 15*
January March 15
March May 15
May July 15
   

You may carry over unused funding by sending us a letter, fax or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. requesting that funding be carried over, before June 30.

EFT Application  Apply for Electronic Funds Transfer for direct deposit of refunds. Beginning in Fall 2017, all refunds will be transmitted electronically. You will not receive a refund until 2018 if we do not have this form before September 30.

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.  

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.

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Need more information?

Complete information on funding may be found here.

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 5 - 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. 

September 30 (or last business day of September)

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. 

April 1 - Begin to use Purchase Order numbers for the May funding allotment for selected vendors. Come get your POs for AHEA convention right at the WISDOM booth.

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 order numbers before this date.

June 30 - Carryover Letter Deadline

Send your carry over notice to us postmarked on or before this date. You may This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. If you do not receive confirmation from us, please send again. We always respond to emails. IF you have funding left over but do not send us a carry-over notice, we can not carry your funds to the following school year.

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. 

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