How it Works

CSF also supports families who choose to homeschool their children.  However, our homeschool program functions differently from our private school program.  CSF families who homeschool their students submit receipts for school-related purchases they have made, and CSF reimburses them for a percentage of the cost.  The percentage we are able to reimburse depends on the family’s financial need. We reimburse at a pre-determined percentage for expenses, with a maximum cap of $500 per child, per school year.

CSF reimburses families twice each school year—once in December and once in June. At these times, CSF mails a form to each homeschool family. Parents are required to submit this form with their receipts to the CSF office. If within two years of being awarded the scholarship you do not send in any receipts to be reimbursed, you will not be eligible for the scholarship the following year. Any receipts for school-related purchases must be deemed acceptable according to CSF’s homeschool expenses list.

 How to Apply

1. Please complete the online application by the stated deadline and select 'Homeschool' as the chosen school. Click here to see the income guidelines and to download an application.

2. Before any reimbursements can be made, CSF will need a copy of a family’s exemption acknowledgement from the Nebraska Department of Education for the school year for which they are applying. CSF understands that families may not have this acknowledgement by the application deadline. Families will be awarded reimbursement assistance on a tentative basis until the acknowledgement is received.

If you have questions, or would like more information on the homeschool program, please contact us.