Q: Why are your fees so much lower than other online courses?
Our fees are lower because the mission of our company is to provide high quality online courses for homeschooling families for the lowest price possible. All of our courses are online so there are no extra charges for textbooks or other supplies. We rely on word-of-mouth referrals so we avoid the costly advertising fees. Please refer us to other families so we can keep our fees low.
Q: I am currently enrolled in a school. Will my school accept your courses?
Each school has their own policies. You would need to contact your school and make sure our courses are approved by them. If you are not enrolled in a school, you may need to register with your home public school district as a “homeschooler”. Please check your state’s homeschooling laws. Most private “umbrella” schools will accept our courses as long as that school allows you to use any curriculum of your choice.
Q: How many courses can my child take at a time?
The Anywhere Learning package includes up to 6 courses per child at a time. Additional courses are an additional $5/each per month. Once your child is finished with a course, you can replace that course with a new one and there is no additional fee.
Q: I need to start homeschooling immediately. How long does it take to get access to the courses?
Account and login information is sent within one business day from the time payment is received.
Q: I am a current student. How do I request course changes or request to add or delete courses?
Simply email us at Admin@HomeLearningInstitute.com to request any changes, additions or deletions from your account. This is usually completed within 1 business day.
Q: My child is very bright. If he/she finishes his/her grade level early, can he/she start the next grade level?
Yes! One of the wonderful things about our service is the student is allowed to move through the courses at their own pace. If they finish their grade level early, they can enroll in the next grade level’s courses at any time.
Q: We have decided to homeschool our child mid-year. Can I sign up for courses at any time during the year?
Yes! Our courses are open for enrollment year-round.
Q: I’m not quite sure if I can teach my child. How easy are your courses for parents with no teaching experience?
We offer the most user-friendly courses that are available on the market today. Although, it may take some getting used to, our online courses are mostly auto-graded in order to make grading easy for parents. However, some courses do require a parent/teacher response for grading essays. Please see our Help Files section for more information on grading essays.
Q: Are you accredited?
We are not a school, so accreditation does not apply to us. Although our courses correlate to national and state standards, we recommend that you review your state’s legal requirements before choosing any program.
Q: Do you provide diplomas, report cards or transcripts?
No. Home Learning Institute only provides the curriculum. We are not a school and have no authority to issue diplomas, report cards or transcripts. The homeschool parent has sole authority and responsibility for documenting their student’s academic progress and to follow their state or district’s homeschooling laws.
Q: I enrolled in a course, but I changed my mind. Can I change courses at any time?
Yes. Your courses can be changed at any time. Changes usually take 1 business day.
Q: Do I have to buy any textbooks or other supplies in order to use your curriculum?
No. All courses are done online via the internet. There are no other textbooks or supplies needed.
Q: I don’t have a credit card or bank account. Can I pay with a money order?
Yes! If you purchase our Annual plan, you can pay by check or money order. We may hold your payment before issuing the courses until payment clears both banks (up to 10 business days). Please contact us for more information on payment options.
Q: I have multiple students. Can more than one child use the courses?
Multiple children can use our courses, however, not on one account. Each account is set up for one student. We can add multiple students to the parent/teacher account so that the parent can see multiple students’ records. Home Learning Institute reserves the right to limit courses or cancel a student account if we feel the account is being used for more than one student. If you have multiple students, please contact us for information on a multi-student discount by emailing us through our Contact Us page.
Q: If there is a problem with the system, who do I contact?
If there is a problem, you can e-mail us and we will immediately try to rectify it. We have a technical support team that is available 24/7. If you have any questions about the courses, we are available by e-mail, which can be found on the Contact Us page. We strive to answer all emails within 24 hours on business days. In order to keep our fees as low as possible, we do not staff phone personnel. If you prefer to speak to us by phone, please email us through our Contact Us page and request a phone consultation.
Q: Do you offer refunds?
No. We do not offer refunds because we have to pay the curriculum providers up front before the courses are made available to the student. However, we do offer a 30 day trial for only $1. In addition, you can cancel your account at any time. When cancelling an account, please be sure to email us at least 2 business days before your next monthly payment is charged. Annual payment accounts can be cancelled, however, unused portions are not refundable.
Q: Do you offer Christian curriculum?
No. The courses we offer are the same courses offered in public school, so it is secular. We hope to offer Christian-based packages in the near future.