Tuition and Payment Options

CDA certificate tuition

Earn your CDA Credential and begin working toward a new career in child care with our CDA Certificate Program. We offer a low tuition price with customized payment plans, so you can get started today!

CDA Credential Prep

Undergrad. Cert. 13-17 mo As low as $59/mo
1-800-471-3232 (9AM - 9PM EST)

Total Cost

The total cost of tuition for your online CDA Prep Certificate covers the cost of your studies and any digital textbooks and study materials included in your program.

 

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.

 

California residents please click here for Required California Disclosures.

Enrollment Requirements

  • Age - 17 (The CDA Council also requires that all applications be age 18 or older.)
  • Education - High School Diploma or GED
  • 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.

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  • A smart phone or tablet device can also be used in addition to a computer, provided the device(s) can connect to the internet for exams and study guides only.

What’s included?

Mobile-friendly coursework

Interactive course content

Digital textbooks and study materials

Unlimited student support

Career services

Option 1: Pay in full

Save up to $220 Ends 10/26/2021

Cost of Program

$1,099

$1,319 Save $220

  • Best price. Best value.
  • Pay the full cost today
  • No monthly payments
Enroll Now

Option 2: Monthly Auto Pay Plan

Save up to $10 Ends 10/26/2021

Cost of Program

$1,309

$1,319 Save $10

  • Pay $59 per month
  • Start for $1 down
  • Credit card, PayPal, or ACH from bank account
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Option 3: Monthly Mail Pay Plan

cost of program

$1,319

  • Pay $59 per month
  • Start for $49 down
  • Mail your payment using coupon book
Enroll Now

Need more info or ready to enroll?

We're here to help. Call 1-800-471-3232 9AM - 9PM EST

Refund Policy

At Penn Foster, we continue to develop new ways to expand and improve student satisfaction. However, if the CDA Credential Prep Undergraduate Certificate program isn't the right fit for you or you are not satisfied with your experience, we do offer a 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 College's refund policy.


Learn even more by viewing a sample enrollment agreement. 

 

 

Military Benefits

Many Penn Foster programs, including the online CDA Credential Prep Program, 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 1-888-427-2900 to speak with a VA Support Specialist.

 

If you are interested in using your MyCAA benefits, please call 1-800-238-9554 to speak to an Admissions Specialist for more information or to enroll.

Need more info or ready to enroll?

We're here to help. Call 1-800-471-3232 9AM - 9PM EST

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