Payment must be made using your Homeschool-Life-generated invoice. Paying outside this system will prevent your account from being credited.
Be mindful that your browser may load a cached version of your Outstanding Balances which could cause you to inadvertently pay twice for the same invoice.Outstanding Balances
Instructors at Planet Homeschool are hired and paid directly by the parents, guardians, and caregivers who enroll students in their classes.
Payments for tuition and supplies are (1) made directly to the instructor (2) via PayPal (3) through your Homeschool-Life-generated invoice (4) from your family’s Outstanding Balances page.
For your account to be automatically credited, payments to instructors must be made through PayPal from your Homeschool-Life-generated invoice. Should you ever pay outside of the Homeschool-Life invoicing system, you must submit proof of payment to have your tuition invoice cleared. Tracking these payments creates extra work for our hardworking Leadership Team volunteers.
Because instructors lose money to PayPal fees when they issue refunds, please do not pay until a class has been confirmed.
A class’s invoice due date is the day after its Minimum Student Date (the date on which a course will be cancelled if the minimum number of students have not enrolled). Please plan to pay for your classes on or shortly after each invoice’s due date.
PayPal states, “There are no fees to make the refund, but the fees you originally paid to receive the payment are not returned to you.” The end result is that instructors lose money when they must issue refunds for cancelled class registrations.Outstanding Balances
If you register after a class‘s Minimum Student Date, payment is due immediately and considered past due after 3 days. All tuition and fees must be paid before the next (or first) class meeting.Outstanding Balances
Class registrations with past-due invoices will eventually be canceled, but Lead Volunteers will reach out via email first.
Please make sure that your ISP recognizes both firstname.lastname@example.org and PlanetHomeschoolMN@gmail.com as legitimate senders.Outstanding Balances
A small number of instructors, who have been around since before our co-op had an online payment system, only accept payment via checks.
Only instructor accounts marked as “checks only” may be paid by check.
If necessary, you may pay your membership fee invoice by check, but please be mindful that doing so takes considerably more volunteer time than paying via PayPal.
This includes duplicate invoices, duplicate payments, missing payments, persistent invoices for cancelled classes, and incorrect balances.