Tuition and Payment Options

Veterinary Technician Associate Degree Tuition

Take the first step toward your new veterinary technician career by enrolling in the Penn Foster's Vet Tech online program. Simply choose from one of our customized payment plans below and get started today!

Veterinary Technician

Associate Degree

9 months per semester

As low as $69/mo

1-800-275-4410 (9AM - 9PM ET)

Total Cost

Pricing is for the first semester of a four semester program. The total cost of the program will be $8,100 - $8,600.¹ The cost per semester is based on a price of up to $133 per credit and the total credits per semester vary.


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.² You can get started today.

Enrollment Requirements

  • Age - 17
  • Education - High School Diploma or GED; Students will need to successfully complete and pass both parts of the online Skills Assessment Tests. The Assessment Tests include Basic Math and Basic Reading.
  • 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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  • Study Time
    • 1st Semester - up to 12 months
    • 2nd Semester - up to 15 months
    • 3rd Semester- up to 12 months
    • 4th Semester - up to 18 months
      • Students may request four six month extensions at any time, provided the program is completed within 6 years.
      • Each 6 month extension is $125.
  • Physical Requirements
    • Must be able to walk and stand for long periods of time
    • Must be able to lift and carry 50 lbs. without assistance
    • Must possess dexterity to operate equipment and work with animals
  • Insurance Requirements
    • Students are required to have health insurance in order to complete the externships. Please note that Aflac or Worker's Compensation will not satisfy this requirement. In addition, some externship sites may also require the student to obtain liability insurance to protect the clinical site if the student is injured.
  • Proctored Exams
    • Selected courses throughout the semester will have a separate proctored exam unless a final exam is taken at the end of that specific course.
    • All Proctored Exams for VET courses are closed book. No textbooks, study guides/units, or notes may be used during any VET course proctored exam.
  • Externships
    • There are two required externships
      • Semester 2 - 200 hours (Cats and Dogs)
      • Semester 4 - 250 hours (Cats, Dogs, Large Animals, Rodents, Birds, Rabbits)
  • Online Class Participation
    • Webinars are required for most VET classes.
      • Discussion boards are required for some general studies courses.
      • 1 submitted projects in Office Applications.

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 semester in full

Save up to $400 Ends 4/30/2024

First Semester


$1,999 Save $400

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

First Semester


  • Pay $69 per month
  • Start for $20 down
  • All major credit and debit cards accepted
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Option 3: Monthly Mail Pay Plan

First semester


  • Pay $69 per month
  • Start for $49 down
  • Mail your payments
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California residents please click here for Required California Disclosures.

Need more info or ready to enroll?

We're here to help.  Call 1-800-275-4410 (9AM - 9PM ET)

Transfer Credits

To have previous coursework considered for transfer credits, contact the college you attended and request for your official transcript(s) to be sent to Penn Foster College for evaluation.

  • General education courses are transferrable into the Vet Tech program from an outside institution.
    • The transferability of credits from an outside institution depends on a few factors, including accreditation, grades earned, and comparability of course work. We cannot guarantee that credits from an outside institution will transfer into our program without an official transcript evaluation.
  • As per Penn Foster's policy, we are unable to transfer in any vet courses from an outside institution.
  • Previous work experience cannot under any circumstances count toward course credit or externship hours.

Refund Policy

At Penn Foster, we continue to develop new ways to expand and improve student satisfaction. However, if the Veterinary Technician Associate Degree 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’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 Veterinary Technician Associate Degree. Please call 1-888-427-2900 to speak with an Admissions Specialist for more details and eligibility requirements.


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 1-800-275-4410 (9AM - 9PM ET)

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