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Paying for your homeschooling curriculum can be daunting. So we offer Time Payment Plans.
If you qualify, Time Payments allow you to spread the cost of your Sonlight materials over several months at no extra charge.
US & Canada only for orders of $399 or more
|for orders placed
|for orders placed in
April, May, and June
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How to select a Time Payment
1. On step 2 of checkout, under Payment Method, select Credit / Debit Card.
2. Then scroll down a bit and click the Show Details button under Time Payments.
3. Follow the directions and indicate you want to take part in Time Payments. Select a plan. Enter your Social Security Number for the credit report check. After that, you're ready to Purchase by scrolling to the bottom of the page.
Why choose Time Payments?
If you feel a squeeze on your checkbook, Time Payments can help loosen that grip. They help you get the best curriculum for your children and fit your budget. Time Payments can also help you take advantage of Core Club Membership benefits. When you order a complete Core or Multi-Subject Package up front (instead of buying it in pieces throughout the year), you become a Core Club Member and get serious perks like free domestic shipping and a 10% discount on everything you buy all year (including your Core or Multi-Subject Package).
You don't pay any more than you would if you paid everything up front. But you still get to celebrate a big Box Day and have all your curriculum ready to go from day one.
How does it work?
If your order totals $399 or more, you may select a Time Payments option at check out. You pay only 25% of the total cost of goods at the time of shipment. We then spread out the remaining balance over three additional payments—either one payment a month (for the 3-month plan), one payment every other month (for the 6-month plan, which is ONLY available for orders placed in April, May, and June), or one payment every third month (for the 9-month plan, which is ONLY available in April).
Here is an example of how the plans work for an order of $500.
|Length of Plan in Months|
|1st Month's Payment|
|2nd Month's Payment|
|3rd Month's Payment|
|4th Month's Payment|
|5th Month's Payment|
|6th Month's Payment|
After you pay the down payment and we ship your order, the remaining balance is split into 3 payments:
- For the 3-month plan, your payment is charged to your credit card every month. The first charge comes approximately 30 days (no less than 30 and no more than 40 days) from the shipment date, and then approximately every 30 days thereafter. For example: If you order May 1st, you'll pay the down payment then and make payments at the beginning of June, July, and August.
- For the 6-month plan, your payment is charged to your credit card every other month. After your downpayment, your next charge comes approximately 60 days (no less than 60 and no more than 70 days) from the shipment date, and then approximately every 60 days thereafter. For example: If you order May 1st, you'll pay the down payment then and make payments at the beginning of July, September and November.
- For the 9-month plan, your payment is charged to your credit card every third month. After your downpayment, your next charge comes approximately 90 days (no less than 90 and no more than 100 days) from the shipment date, and then approximately every 90 days thereafter. For example: If you order April 1st, you'll pay the down payment then and make payments at the beginning of July, October and December.
We keep you informed along the way, by email, so you'll know exactly what happens when.
As you continue your Sonlight adventure, consider using our Time Payments option—a flexible way to purchase the Sonlight® products you really want and need!
Notes (a.k.a. "the fine print")
- Your order total must be $399 or more.
- To Qualify:
- We will submit a Credit Check via Transunion on your account. (Please note: Submitting a credit check may cause your credit score to change just by virtue of the credit check. If you are unwilling for us to complete a credit check, do NOT complete the time payment request.) To learn how an inquiry may or may not impact your credit score, please refer to www.myfico.com/crediteducation
- Qualification for a time payment plan is dependent on successfully obtaining a credit score that meets or exceeds the credit threshold we have established. Your credit score is based on information about your credit experiences, such as your bill-paying history, the number and type of accounts you have, late payments, collection actions, outstanding debt, and other criteria. Please Note: In order to offer these terms, we cannot make exceptions for time payments if credit scores we receive do not meet the credit threshold we have established. We regret we are unable to make exceptions and do understand that your circumstances may be unusual or difficult. However, in order to be consistent and ensure compliance with credit terms and conditions, we will make no exceptions.
- Time Payments are offered for online orders placed in the United States and Canada only.
- If your credit card is declined three times throughout your use of Time Payments, you will have to wait 2 years before you can be eligible for another Time Payment plan.
- Limit: one time payment at a time per customer.
- NOTE: The 6-month payment plan is available only in April, May and June.
- NOTE: The 9-month payment plan is only available in April.