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Early childhood education degree online tuition
Take the first steps towards a career in the child care industry with our Early Childhood Education Degree online. With low-cost tuition and affordable payment plan options, you can get started today.
Early Childhood Education
Pricing is for the first semester of a four-semester program. The total cost of the Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education tuition will be $3,400 - $5,500* depending on which payment plan you choose for your first semester tuition. The cost per semester is based on a price of up to $79 per credit. The total credits and the cost per credit is subject to changeper semester. Program cost does not reflect any prior-earned eligible credits you may transfer in or credits awarded through a Prior Learning Assessment.
*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.
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Is the tuition listed on the page for the entire Early Childhood Education Degree Program?
No, the above tuition is for semester one only. The Early Childhood Education Degree consists of four college semesters, each with its own tuition. The tuition is up to $79 per credit for all semesters. The A.S. in Early Childhood Education degree consists of 63 credits (Semester One: 14 credits, Semester Two: 15 credits, Semester Three: 16 credits, Semester Four: 18 credits). Penn Foster College reserves the right to adjust the tuition and fees in subsequent semesters. In addition, a non-refundable shipping and handling fee of $65 for each semester will be charged.
Do I have to pay off my full semester one tuition before moving on to my next semester?
No! If you've chosen a monthly payment plan for your online health care management classes and are still making payments when you complete semester one, your tuition balance will be rolled into the tuition total for your next semester. This can increase the cost of your monthly payments.