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How Funding Works  Learn about how funding works.

Deadlines   All the dates you need to know for using allocated home education funding.

Policy  Read our funding policy and receipt submission requirements.

Claiming Funding  Learn how to properly complete the Expense Form amd claim a refund.

Expense Form  Go directly to the Expense Form.

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

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

Questions? Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 780-741-2113

Funding is available for each student in the amount of $850. This is available via refund or direct purchase, with half available beginning in October, and the second half in May. Submissions are accepted throughout the school year, collected on the last business day of each month and paid six weeks from that date.

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.
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The most current edition of AB Education's Standards for Home Ed Reimbursement may be found here.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.

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Funding may be claimed in two ways: via Purchase Order (direct billing to vendor) or by receipt refund.

In order to claim educational funding via receipt refund, complete the Resource Expense Form as per the instructions, and mail it to us along with your original receipts.Your Education Program Plan must be approved in order to unlock funding.

For ease and simplicity, we process submissions monthly. Receipts sent on or before the last business day of each month will be reimbursed by EFT six weeks from that date, with the exception of the May 31 deadline, which will be 8 weeks turn-around. Receipts may be sent in at any point during the year.  Take care when completing your claim; exceptionally organized and accurate claims will recieve priority treatment!

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 may be up to two years old at the time we reimburse them.
  • Please carefully follow the instructions included with the form.

ExpenseForm

Click here for the Resource Expense Claim Form(PDF). Save it to your computer, and ensure that you open it in Adobe. Please follow the instructions on page 1 carefully, as failure to do so will delay a refund. The form will automatically calculate totals for you. Once completed and signed, print it to accompany your submission.  If you would rather complete the form 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.

 

EFTApplication

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 at the end of the school year via cheque.

 

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EFTApplication

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


You may complete this form digitally and email it to us. To do so, download the file to your computer, open it with Adobe Reader, complete and return to us via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   NOTE: This file will not work properly if it is opened in a web browser or the Mac preview program.

If we do not have an EFT application on file for you, you will receive one refund cheque at the last refund date of the year. 

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 August 31 if possible, in order to expedite the approval process. Funding is not available until the plan is approved, and approval may take time.

September 21- Use Purchase Orders (for up to half of your annual funding available until April, 2nd half available for PO use in April. PO use ends May 21.)

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. 

September 30*

Enroll with us before this date to be eligible for funding. This includes the approval of your program plan.

September 30*- Receipt Submission Deadline

Receipts submitted before the last day of the month will be processed to receive up to 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. Failure to do so will delay your refund. Funding is only available to those with approved EPPs.

October 31* - Receipt Submission Deadline for Reimbursement

Receipts submitted before the last day of the month will be processed to receive up to the first 50% refund on December 15. 

November 30* - Receipt Submission Deadline for Reimbursement

Receipts submitted before the last day of the month will be processed to receive up to the first 50% refund on January 15. 

December 31* - Receipt Submission Deadline for Reimbursement

Receipts submitted before the last day of the month will be processed to receive up to the first 50% refund on February 15. 

January 31* - Receipt Submission Deadline for Reimbursement

Receipts submitted before the last day of the month will be processed to receive up to the first 50% refund on March 15. 

February 28* - Receipt Submission Deadline for Reimbursement

Receipts submitted before the last day of the month will be processed to receive up to the first 50% refund on April 15. 

March 31* - Receipt Submission Deadline for Reimbursement

Receipts submitted before the last day of the month will be processed to receive up to 100% of funding refund on May 15. 

April 1 - Begin to use Purchase Orders for the second 50% of funding (or the full amount if you have not yet accessed any). Use POs for the AHEA convention - request them right at the WISDOM booth.

April 30* - Receipt Submission Deadline for Reimbursement

Receipts submitted before the last day of the month will be processed to receive up to 100% of funding refund on June 15. 

May 21* - 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 as early as possible in order to ensure the purchase order is finalized before the deadline.

May 31* - Receipt Submission Deadline for Reimbursement

Receipts submitted before May 31 will be processed to receive up to 100% of funding refund on July 31. 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).  *Note longer processing time, as this tends to be the month many families wait for to send in claims. Send in your claim earlier in the year for faster refunds.

*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. 

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