Tuition and Payment Options

High School Tuition

Penn Foster High School offers affordable tuition payment plans so you can graduate no matter your budget. Even better, if you've completed credits at a previous school, you may be able to transfer them and save money on your program!

High School Diploma


6 months

As low as $55/mo

1-888-427-6200 (10AM - 6:30PM ET)

Total Cost

The total cost of tuition for your online Penn Foster High School Diploma Program covers the cost of your studies and any digital textbooks and study materials included in your program.2

The difference between the payment options is the dollar amount the credit will cost you for selecting a monthly payment plan versus paying in full.

Choose from one of our customized payment options below or call for details on our first payment match program.3 You can get started today.

Depending on where you live, you may be charged taxes in addition to the total cost of your program.

Enrollment Requirements

  • Age - 13
    • Any student who is of compulsory age must ensure the program satisfies the state and local education requirements in their school district, or students will be considered truant. You need to check the requirement of your school district to ensure the Penn Foster High School program satisfies these requirements.
  • Education - 8th Grade
    • Age 13-17:
      • Unfortunately, minors would need to be directed back to their school districts as we are unable to enroll a minor who has not successfully completed 8th grade.
    • Age 18 and older:
      • Prospective students who are over the age of 18 may be able to take a standardized test such as the TABE, HiSET, GED, or California Achievement Test (CAT) (With Premium Scoring) and use the results to satisfy the 8th grade completion requirement.
      • Prospective students are responsible for finding a location to take the test and any costs that may be associated with it.
      • Prospective students do not necessarily have to "pass" one of these tests to satisfy the requirements, as their score can be reviewed by our education team to determine if they have performed at an 8th grade level.
  • Technology Requirements - You will need access to high-speed internet to begin your program. In addition, you will need access to a Microsoft® Windows® based computer running Windows 10® or later or an Apple® Mac® computer running macOS® Sierra Version 11.2 or later, Microsoft® Office 2019 or Microsoft 365® and an email account to complete this program with Penn Foster.

What’s included?

Mobile-friendly coursework

Interactive course content

Digital textbooks and study materials

Goal setting-progress tracking tools

Unlimited student support

Career services

Option 1: Pay in full

Save up to $450 Ends 7/30/2024

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$1,499 Save $450

  • Best price. Best value.
  • Pay the full cost today
  • No monthly payments
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Option 2: Monthly Auto Pay Plan

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  • Pay $55 per month
  • Start for $20 down
  • All major credit and debit cards accepted
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Option 3: Monthly Mail Pay Plan

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  • Pay $55 per month
  • Start for $39 down
  • Mail your payments
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Need more info or ready to enroll?

We're here to help.  Call 1-888-427-6200 (10AM - 6:30PM ET)

Transfer Credits

Penn Foster reduces tuition by $20 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 15. Upon our acceptance of your transfer credits, an adjustment to your financial obligation will be made.


Refund Policy

At Penn Foster, we continue to develop new ways to expand and improve student satisfaction. However, if you are not satisfied with your online high school program 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 more information, visit Penn Foster’s refund policy page.


Learn even more by viewing a sample enrollment agreement:

Military Benefits

Penn Foster recognizes those who serve in the military. We have special offers for active duty military, veterans and their spouses for many Penn Foster programs, including the High School Diploma Program. Call 1-888-427-2900 to speak with an Admissions Specialist for more details and eligibility requirements.

Tuition FAQ

How much does online high school cost?

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. School tuition cost per month can be as low as $50. With affordable monthly payment options, 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.

Do you accept financial aid?

Unfortunately, Penn Foster High School does not accept financial aid.

Can I use tuition assistance benefits to enroll in Penn Foster High School?

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.

Why is the high school diploma so inexpensive?

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 while working towards an accredited online high school diploma.

Want more information about this program?

We're here to help. Call 1-888-427-6200 (10AM - 6:30PM ET)

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