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Membership & Pricing


Joining

You receive a full year of the member benefits listed below for less than you would pay for an hour of an attorney’s time almost anywhere else!

Member Legal Services

  • Personalized answers to all your homeschooling-related legal questions.
  • Full representation at every stage of legal proceedings, through letters, phone calls, and even court representation.* (This may involve HSLDA hiring local attorneys at no charge to you.)**
  • Access to 24/7 hotline for legal emergencies.

Other Member Services

Here are more services and resources that are available to our members:

  • 24/7 access to our members-only online resources, including detailed information and printable forms to help you comply with your state’s homeschooling regulations.
  • Save money by using specially negotiated discounts with outside vendors for travel, technology, curriculum, and more through our Member Savings program.
  • Get discounts on graduation supplies, books, and more at the HSLDA Store.
  • Receive the Home School Court Report, our quarterly member magazine packed with homeschooling news, analysis, stories, tips, and encouragement.

Click here to pick your pricing plan and start your membership!

Anyone may join HSLDA to support our advocacy for advancing homeschool freedom and get access to our member benefits—such as exclusive educational resources, state-specific legal forms, and member discounts.

Our legal services are not guaranteed to members in every case. If you have specific questions about the cases we assist with, check out our Legal Support FAQs.

If you indicate on your membership application that you need help resolving a legal problem affecting your homeschool, we will need to review your application. We will typically contact you about your legal situation within 3 business days. 

Membership acceptance is determined after legal review is complete, which may take several weeks.

If we determine we can help with your homeschool’s current legal situation, we will activate your membership and you will get access to HSLDA member benefits. 

If we cannot assist you with your legal situation, you will have the option to withdraw your application and receive a refund of your membership dues (minus any rush fee). 

To receive an initial contact within 1 business day, you can accelerate your application with a nonrefundable rush fee of $40. 

If your family needs immediate assistance, we suggest that you expedite your membership application with the $40 rush fee. You will receive an initial contact about your legal situation within 1 business day. Because processing a rush application requires the immediate diversion of HSLDA resources, the $40 fee is nonrefundable. 

Legal assistance for your current situation is not guaranteed. Be sure to include details about your situation in your application and be prepared to submit copies of relevant documentation (letters, court documents, etc.). 

If we cannot assist you, you will have the option to withdraw your application and receive a refund of your membership dues (minus any rush fee). 

Yes, homeschooling families who live outside the United States and those who are citizens of other nations are invited to join HSLDA.

HSLDA’s Global Outreach team is willing to provide counsel for international members who encounter difficulties. While various factors (such as citizenship, military status, and local laws) impact the methods by which HSLDA can assist you, our staff will always be committed to advocating for homeschooling freedom.

You’ll also receive discounts on products and services through our Member Savings program, special pricing on HSLDA Store products, and a subscription to our quarterly magazine, the Home School Court Report.

Note: If you are a resident of Canada, please check out HSLDA Canada.

Once your application has been reviewed and your membership activated, you will receive a welcome email. Then you will be able to immediately access your membership benefits by logging into your online account.

Anyone can create a free HSLDA account to get additional resources on our website, like recorded webinars and high school transcript templates.

When you become a member, you get access to even more resources like state-specific legal forms, one-on-one contact with our attorneys, and member discounts.

To become a member, go to hslda.org/join. You will be prompted to sign into your existing online account when you start your application. If you're already signed in, you can start your application immediately.

Pricing

Membership dues are $135/year, $14/month, or $1,500 for lifetime membership. One membership covers your entire family: parents/guardians and all children of whom you are the parent or legal guardian. There are no additional charges when you consult with our attorneys—it’s all included!

A special discount is available for military members, first responders, pastors, and missionaries.

To learn more about membership, click here.

We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover (including debit cards that can be processed as credit cards). We also accept direct debit payments from your bank account. 

Yes, we are happy to give a $15 discount to honor the following—those who are in the military (active or veteran), first responders (police, fire, EMT), full-time pastors, or full-time missionaries. This discount is only available with the Pay yearly option. To claim your discount, click one of the links below to start your membership:

If you’re a member of an HSLDA Discount Group, you’re eligible for $15 off your yearly membership dues. Contact your group leader to get your six-digit group code.

Once you have your code, you can start an HSLDA membership application and easily add the code by clicking on “Group Affiliation” in the payment summary. Click to watch a video tutorial of this process.

Not sure if your homeschool group is an HSLDA Discount Group? You can search for your group on our website and look for the green price tag icon.

For your convenience, you can pay monthly or yearly for your HSLDA membership. Your membership automatically renews each year regardless of how you pay.

You will be sent an email notification (and a postcard, if you pay yearly) 30 days prior to renewal.

As stated in our membership terms and conditions, we offer refunds upon request if you cancel your membership within one week of activation or renewal (minus any rush fee, if applicable). 

We don’t want financial restrictions to prevent you from receiving the benefits of HSLDA membership! If the $135/year or $14/month membership dues are prohibitive for you, please consider applying for financial aid.

Click here to learn more about how to apply for Membership Financial Aid.

Yes! You can purchase one year of membership or lifetime membership as gifts from the HSLDA Store. Click here to purchase one today!

Account Management

You can log into your HSLDA account from any page of our website by clicking “Login” in the upper right-hand corner of the header. Or you can visit my.hslda.org to easily log in at any time.

If you’re an HSLDA member, log in using your account email and password.

If you're not a member, you can create a free HSLDA account from the login page to get access to additional resources on our website! 

You can check your membership status in your portal at my.hslda.org. Click “Membership” in the left-hand navigation menu to view your membership status.

To reactive your membership, follow these steps:

  1. Log in at my.hslda.org.
  2. Click “Membership” in the left-hand navigation menu.
  3. Click “Restart membership” and select a pricing plan.
  4. Update your contact and payment information if needed.

You can cancel your membership at any time after 12 months.

To cancel your membership, follow these instructions:

  1. Log in at my.hslda.org.
  2. Click on “Membership” in the left-hand navigation menu.
  3. Click “Manage membership” in the membership status box.
  4. Scroll down and click “Cancel my membership”.

You may also cancel by contacting 540-338-5600 or memberaccounts@hslda.org. Please provide your name and member number (or application ID) so we may expedite your request.

As stated in our membership terms and conditions, we offer a full refund upon request if you cancel your membership within one week of activation (minus any rush fee, if applicable).

If you’re logged into your account, you can update your password at my.hslda.org by clicking “Profile” in the left-hand navigation menu and then selecting “Change Password”.

If you forgot your password and cannot log in to your account, you can click “Forgot password?” on the login screen and send a password reset to your email.

You can update your payment information by following these steps:

  1. Log in at my.hslda.org.
  2. Click “Membership” in the left-hand navigation menu.
  3. Click “Edit payment method” under the “Billing details” section.
  4. Enter your new payment information.

You can update your email address at my.hslda.org by clicking “Profile” in the left-hand navigation menu and then clicking the “Edit profile” button. 

Your HSLDA account username is the email you used to create the account. You will receive account communications at that address. If you update your account email address, your username will also be updated.

You can download or print your digital membership card by following these steps:

  1. Log in at my.hslda.org.
  2. Click “Membership” in the left-hand navigation menu.
  3. Scroll down to the “Membership card” section and click to download or print.

Your card can be helpful for receiving teacher discounts at participating museums, historical sites, and retailers.

Yes. All personal information is confidential including your membership status, contact and family information, and any information about legal services you have received.

HSLDA may send information to you on behalf of our partners, but we do not share your personal information with anyone.*

Read our full privacy policy.  

Using Your Membership

If you’re an HSLDA member, you can log into your HSLDA account at my.hslda.org to contact an attorney directly. Simply click "Get Legal Help" along the left-hand navigation menu and fill out the form.

Yes! HSLDA members have access to fillable, printable forms (such as notices of intent, affidavits, and withdrawal forms) that provide all information required by state law. HSLDA’s legal team can also answer questions from members related to their forms and assist with completing or filing documents when needed.

For more information about how we can help you, please contact your state’s legal team.

HSLDA has state-specific legal forms for members only. On our interactive legal map, click on your state and then scroll down the page until you see a section titled Homeschooling Forms

No. Consistent with government regulations and ethical standards, we cannot guarantee representation in every case or on every appeal.

One of the primary ways we make homeschooling possible is defending families when their homeschool program is threatened, and we have assisted tens of thousands of members and nonmember families with legal challenges since our founding in 1983. But there are situations where HSLDA might not provide legal representation to a member. Examples include (but are not limited to) when there is conflict of interest, when the proceeding is predominated by nonhomeschooling issues outside our mission, or when a proceeding involves significant prior litigation.

HSLDA membership can save you money in many ways!

Your membership includes services that could cost you hundreds (or even thousands!) of dollars elsewhere—services like attorney consultation about any homeschool question, legal representation if your homeschool is taken to court, a 24/7 hotline for emergency legal assistance, and much more.

HSLDA offers specially negotiated discounts with outside vendors for travel, technology, curriculum, and more through our Member Savings program. Click here to start saving today!

Members get discounts on graduation supplies, books, and more at the HSLDA Store

HSLDA offers specially negotiated discounts with outside vendors for travel, technology, curriculum, and more through our Member Savings program. Click here to start saving today!

HSLDA offered one-on-one consulting as a part of our member benefits until April 2024.

We then began transitioning to offering exclusive how-to-homeschool guidance via member-only webinars, master classes, articles, and other resources that can be accessed 24/7 on our website. We still have a team of Educational Specialists that produce exclusive content for our members and speak at events.

Our decision to move away from educational consulting arose from the tremendous growth of homeschooling since 2020. New sources of consulting and support are developing for home-educating families as more parents realize, “I can homeschool, too!” At the same time, with homeschooling’s rising profile, we are seeing increased scrutiny by legislatures and the media.

HSLDA’s core mission has always been legal advocacy for homeschool freedom. As new challenges to this freedom emerge, we want to sharpen and strengthen our advocacy: from defending member families whose right to homeschool is being challenged, to supporting favorable legislation, to encouraging research about homeschooling’s benefits, to representing homeschooling to journalists and the media, to building solidarity with homeschoolers around the globe.

Be assured that our legal consulting will continue. This has been our mainstay member benefit since our founding in 1983. It’s even in our name: Home School Legal Defense Association! You can always call or email with your homeschooling-related legal questions, and a member of our legal team will provide personal assistance.