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High School Tuition & Payment Options!

On average, high school graduates can earn over $8,000 more per year than non-graduates.¹ With payment plans starting at less than $2 per day, and the ability to start for just $1, earning your high school diploma can be affordable. Choose from one of our simple payment plans or call us to talk about our first payment match program² and get started today!
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Penn Foster reduces tuition by 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 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. Penn Foster also accepts transfer credits from a GED. The maximum number of transfer credits allowed is 16. Upon our acceptance of your transfer credits, an adjustment to your financial obligation will be made.
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  • PayPal
  • Checks
  • Money orders
  • Authorized automatic withdrawals from checking and savings accounts from U.S. banks
At Penn Foster, we continue to develop new ways to expand and improve student satisfaction. However, if you are not satisfied or can no longer continue your studies, we offer a generous refund policy. If you cancel within the first 6 days of enrollment you will receive a full refund. After the first 6 days your refund amount will be based on:
  • Lessons completed
  • Tuition collected
  • Enrollment date
For detailed information on Penn Foster's refund policy, please click here.
To view a sample enrollment agreement, please click here.
Many Penn Foster programs are approved for veteran's education benefits. Reservists may also qualify for veteran's education benefits. If you think you may be eligible or would like more information, you can check with your local or regional VA office or call Penn Foster at 888-427-2900 to speak with a VA Support Specialist.
Call 800-238-9554 to speak with an Admissions Specialist for more information or to enroll.

Q. How much does online high school cost?
A. Tuition for Penn Foster can vary based on credits an individual may have to transfer into the program. To find the most current pricing details, see the top of this page. With affordable monthly payment options as low as per month, students can pay toward their tuition while completing their coursework with 0% interest. We also offer several payment plans so you can choose the one that works best for you.

Q. Do you accept financial aid?
A. Unfortunately, Penn Foster High School does not accept financial aid.

Q. Can I use tuition assistance benefits to enroll in Penn Foster High School?
A. Yes, you are able to use your company’s tuition assistance benefits to enroll in any of Penn Foster’s programs, including online high school, provided it is approved by your employer. We are able to process payments directly from your employer, or provide you with a price quote if you need it to get reimbursed. For more information or to enroll using your tuition assistance benefit, contact us at 800-737-8593.

Q. Why is the high school diploma so inexpensive?
A. Because Penn Foster doesn’t have a physical campus, we are able to save money on operation costs and pass those savings onto our students. Penn Foster believes every student has a right to get an education and that finances should not be a barrier for our students obtaining their goals.

¹ Based on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Earnings and unemployment rates by educational attainment in 2019. https://www.bls.gov/emp/chart-unemployment-earnings-education.htm.
² The first payment match program applies to the monthly auto and mail pay options only. Maximum dollar amount matched by Penn Foster is $100. Call for details.