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You can be confident in the credibility of our school. Penn Foster Career School is both regionally and nationally accredited. These prestigious forms of accreditation mean that Penn Foster has met the high standards required by these bodies. We operate with the highest level of integrity, so our graduates can benefit from an accredited online education. Employers and colleges are more likely to hire and accept graduates of accredited schools.
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You have elected to Electronically Sign your Enrollment Agreement (hereafter referred to as e-Record) Online. By clicking 'Next' below, you consent to conduct this transaction electronically, will record your electronic signature after review of your e-Record, and after Penn Foster signs the e-Record, will be provided a copy of the final Agreement, in electronic format, via Email. Your consent here only applies to this one transaction. Your e-Record will be retained electronically for a period of seven (7) years. You will be provided with a copy of the final e-Record, in electronic format, via email.
If you prefer to have this document mailed to you instead of providing an Electronic Signature, please request a Physical Enrollment Agreement. by checking the box below. After you receive your Enrollment Agreement, please sign it and return it to us via postal mail.
Your Enrollment Agreement
Your tuition to Penn Foster High School includes study materials, instructional support, and exams.
Unless you (the student) select the Full Payment Plan Option, the first monthly payment will become due thirty (30) days after the Enrollment Agreement has been processed. In the event a monthly payment is ten days late, a $15.00 late fee will become due. If the default is not covered within forty (40) days of the institution's notice, we reserve the right to call the total program price due immediately plus any related collection or attorney fees. Should you decide to cancel, the amount due is based on the cancellation policy.
Upon successful completion of your program and full payment of tuition and fees, you will be awarded a Diploma. Students must complete 21.5 credits either in transfer or through Penn Foster High School in order to be awarded a diploma. A minimum of 5.5 credits must be taken with Penn Foster. You will have thirty-six months to complete your program. You may request two six-month extensions at any time provided that your program is completed within four years. The fee for each six-month extension is $75.00. Penn Foster reserves the right to academically cancel any student who fails to demonstrate satisfactory progress toward their Diploma. Job placement is not guaranteed to graduates upon program completion. We reserve the right to update or substitute course materials. You may be charged for replacement books and/or materials.
In the event you cancel or withdraw from Penn Foster High School, a refund of tuition will be provided as follows:
1). If you cancel within five days after midnight of the day you sign the Enrollment Agreement, you will receive a refund of all monies paid to Penn Foster;
2). If you cancel after five days, but before submitting a completed assignment, you will receive a refund of all monies less the non-refundable registration fee of 15% of the tuition or $150.00, whichever is less, and, if applicable, the non-refundable administrative and shipping and handling fees;
3). If you cancel after completing at least one lesson but less than 50% of the program assignments, in addition to retaining the non-refundable registration fee and if applicable, the non-refundable administrative and shipping and handling fees, your tuition obligation is as follows:
a). Up to and including 10% of the program, Penn Foster will retain 10% of the refundable tuition; b). If you cancel after 10% and up to and including 25% of the program, Penn Foster will retain 25% of the refundable tuition; c). If you cancel after 25% and up to and including 50% of the program, Penn Foster will retain 50% of the refundable tuition. If you complete more than 50% of the program, Penn Foster shall be entitled to the entire program tuition and any applicable fees. No refunds will be made after 18 months.
You may cancel or withdraw in any manner, but we recommend confirmation in writing be sent to Student Service Center, 925 Oak Street, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18515. A reinstatement fee of $25.00 will be charged for reactivation of a previously cancelled enrollment if reactivated within 180 days of cancellation.
GI Bill Students:
Students taking programs under the GI Bill have a 10-day waiting period. If you cancel within the initial 10-day period, you will receive a full refund of all monies paid. If you cancel after the 10-day period, but before completing any assignment, your tuition will be refunded, less a registration fee, not to exceed 10% of your tuition or $50.00 dollars, whichever is less. If you cancel after completion of less than 25% of the program assignments, we will retain 25% of the tuition. If you cancel after completing 25%, but less than 50% of the program assignments, we will retain 50% of your tuition. In addition to the registration fee, if applicable, Penn Foster retains the administrative and shipping and handling fees. If you cancel after completing 50% or more of your program assignments, you will be responsible for the total program tuition, plus any applicable fees.
We make your information available to other organizations offering products and services that may interest you. However, we do not share our email addresses. If you wish us not to disclose this information, please mail your name and address requesting to "OPT OUT" to Penn Foster, Dept. PRP001, 925 Oak Street, Scranton, PA 18515.
Code of Conduct: I will abide by all the standards and policies outlined in the Penn Foster High School Student Handbook. Transfer Credits: Penn Foster reduces tuition by $50 for each High School course transferred. To receive transfer credits, an official transcript from an accredited institution recognized by Penn Foster must be submitted for evaluation. Transfer credits will only be awarded for comparable High School subjects where a full credit has been earned. Since High School programs vary, only an evaluation by Penn Foster will determine the actual number of transfer credits to be awarded. The maximum number of transfer credits allowed is 16. Half credit courses are not transferrable. Upon our acceptance of your transfer credits, an adjustment to your financial obligation will be made. Please submit transcripts within 60 days of enrollment to Penn Foster High School, 925 Oak Street, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18515.
NOTICE TO GUARANTOR - You are being asked to guarantee payment to Penn Foster for the tuition and fees of the student listed on this agreement, who is under the age of eighteen (18). Think carefully before you do so. Be sure you can afford to pay, and that you want to accept responsibility.
BASIC GUARANTY - To induce Penn Foster to enter into a payment plan for the tuition and fees of the student listed on this agreement, I/we guarantee prompt and full payment of all tuition and fees as outlined in the Penn Foster High School Tuition Protection Agreement and agree to be bound by its terms and conditions.
Complaints: Any questions or problems not satisfactorily answered by the Student Services Department or the Chief Academic Officer at Penn Foster High School (570-342-7701) should be directed to the State Board of Private Licensed Schools, PA Department of Education, 333 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17126.
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