How to Buy Budget Challenge

See below for details on pricing for student and volume licenses. If you would like to include Budget Challenge in your class or school, please register and request a quote today to get started!

Budget Challenge uses patented technology and is a sole source vendor.


$59per license
Prepaid via credit card

School / District

$25per student
5 to 240 students
$6000 flat rate (240 - 300 students)
$20 each (300+ students)
plus $5
per student
Invoice or credit card*


10% offadditional years513-335-0619 option 2
Invoice or credit card*

* Credit card payments will be assessed 3% service charge

Multi-Year pricing available

Want to lock in pricing? Using your ESSER II funds or textbook budget? 10% discount on additional years up to five purchased in advance. See examples. Multi-year pricing automatically includes the newest version of text and simulation. Your materials are always up-to-date!

Downtown High School 120 licenses 5 years total

  • 1st year 120 x $25 = $3000
  • 2nd Year 120 x $22.50 = $2700
  • 3rd Year 120 x $22.50 = $2700
  • 4th Year 120 x $22.50 = $2700
  • 5th Year 120 x $22.50 = $2700
  • Total $13,800

Do Licenses Expire?

Any license purchased at full price never expires. Unused licenses in the current school year can be rolled over to the next school year. Any licenses purchased with a volume discount or a multi-year discount are not eligible for rollover.

What is ESSER funding?

Three allocations of federal education funding totaling over $190 billion designed to help schools address the needs and challenges of Covid-19. Because Budget Challenge is completely on-line and easily transitions from in-person to remote learning, 100% of the program cost can be paid for with these funds.

See your district's allocation