Budget is a serious matter when it comes to your child’s education. You may have heard that premium education requires premium budget but virtual homeschooling refutes this concept as well. Unlike traditional schooling, you do not have to pay fixed tuition fees, pay for books from the school or give excessively high amounts for field trips. With virtual homeschooling, you can make the necessary cuts without ever compromising on your child’s education.
How to effectively reduce your virtual homeschooling budget?
Purchase the necessities as a group
If you are a member of a virtual homeschooling community, you can use this to your advantage. Like you, other parents will also require a regular supply of books, stationery items, whiteboards and so on. If you can approach a distributor with bulk orders, you will get generous discounts on every item. The net amount will be way lower than what you would have paid while purchasing separately.
Exchange books among the group
With traditional schools, the annual fee generally includes the cost of books irrespective of whether you actually need them or not. You can save some amount hereby borrowing books from your local library or from other virtual homeschooling families. You can very well use the materials of another homeschooler who advanced to the next grade for your own child and return the favour to someone else in need.
Educational Trips can be inexpensive
Schools generally have to cater to a lot of expenses on educational trips. For instance, the bus fuel or the teacher’s fees must come from the parents. But in case of virtual homeschooling, you don’t have to pay anything extra apart from the nominal museum fees. Public buses can serve as transport while your picnic basket can carry the food.
You can save on tuition fees by teaching each other’s children or print an eBook of an expensive textbook. No matter what you choose to do, your child will learn the same thing in the same way. Opt for virtual homeschooling, save on your education budget and be one happy family.