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Penn Foster® Refer A Friend Program Terms and Conditions

Effective 9/1/2016

  1. General

    These terms and conditions apply to Penn Foster’s Refer A Friend Program (“Program”). By referring a friend, enrolling in a program, or otherwise participating in the Program, the referring student and referred friend agree to be bound by these terms and conditions, Penn Foster’s General Terms and Conditions (“Ts&Cs”), and the Penn Foster Privacy Policy. The General Ts&Cs and Privacy Policy are available at As detailed in the Ts&Cs, we each agree to a mandatory arbitration provision that provides that (except for matters properly brought to small claims court) any claim, controversy, or dispute of any kind between you and Penn Foster must be resolved by final and binding arbitration on an individual and not a class-wide or consolidated basis.

  2. Program Participation and Eligibility

    The Program is available to both current students and graduates of Penn Foster. Penn Foster prospective or canceled students are not eligible. Referral credits are applied when the referred student makes a first payment and three full, consecutive monthly payments, or is successfully paid in full.  Current students must also be paid in full or have a first payment and three full, consecutive monthly payments before they are eligible to receive their reward. Penn Foster reserves the right to modify, extend or cancel this Program at any time. The Program is only available online at: Internet access is required for participation in the Program. Current Penn Foster students who initiate a referral on, are defined as “Advocates.” Non-students who request information or enroll in Penn Foster are defined as “Referees.”

    Eligible Advocates: The Program is only available for active students who are paid in full or active Penn Foster monthly accounts in good standing and who have made a first payment and three full, consecutive monthly payments. This program is also available to Graduates who are paid-in-full or who are in a grad-pending status and have made a first payment and three full, consecutive monthly payments. Existing Penn Foster students and/or grads can earn a maximum of $100 in tuition credit per calendar year.  To make referrals, you must:

    a. Provide Penn Foster with a valid email address and student ID.
    b. Have an active Penn Foster account or grad account that is paid in full or have made a first payment and three full, consecutive monthly payments.
    c. Must have a signed enrollment agreement on file.

    Participation in the Program is prohibited where void by applicable law or regulation. The Program is only available through If your account is canceled, you are no longer eligible to participate in the Program.  Upon cancellation with Penn Foster, your account will be inactive and you may not make referrals or earn Program credits, including any referral credits that may be pending. You cannot redeem a referral credit for referring yourself. You may only participate in the program online at You may only participate in the Program with one account. You must disclose the fact that you are a Penn Foster student and/or graduate when you make referrals. You agree to let your Referees know that you are the Advocate and that you may receive an account credit if your Referee signs up for Penn Foster education. You will not receive any credit if your referrals are rejected or are not received for any reason, or if you fail to comply with any of the terms of the Program.

    Ineligible Advocates: Unless otherwise noted, the Program may not be available for certain other Penn Foster plans or accounts, including prospective students (collectively, "Ineligible Referrals"). In addition, Referrals made through non-authorized Penn Foster channels are not eligible for the program. Penn Foster reserves the right to void any Referral credit based on the following: (1) ineligibility of any Program participant, (2) fraudulent activation or, (3) if Penn Foster, in its sole discretion, finds that you have violated any of the Program Terms and Conditions.

  3. Reward Redemption

    Penn Foster will apply the credits to your Penn Foster tuition account.  If your account is paid in full, Penn Foster will mail you a check for your reward. Referral credits are non-transferable, non-assignable, and cannot be redeemed or exchanged for cash, credit, or other merchandise.

  4. Additional Terms and Conditions

    Tax: You are responsible for any and all tax liabilities associated with the Program. 

    Void Where Prohibited: This Program is void where prohibited by law. 

    Penn Foster reserves the right to change the terms and conditions of the Penn Foster Referral Program at any time, without notice, at our sole discretion. We reserve the right to not award a credit or disqualify someone from the Program if we feel, in our sole discretion, that fraudulent behavior or other unethical conduct has occurred in any way that compromises the fairness the Program in any way. Credits cannot be combined with other promotions and are not valid for previous offers or orders. Spam, unsolicited commercial email, or any form of illegal means of communication is illegal, prohibited, and will be grounds for termination of your account and participation in this Program. Fraudulent or unethical means of communication such as using bots, fictitious identities, fake emails, or scripts is also prohibited and will result in similar actions by us with respect to terminating your account and participation in the Program. Penn Foster services are subject to additional terms, conditions, and other restrictions. See for details. 

    By participating in this Program, you agree to release and hold harmless us and FriendBuy Inc., as the operator of the Program for us and their affiliates and subsidiaries, directors, officers, employees, consultants, and agents, and any other entity associated with marketing this program (collectively, the "Released Parties") from any and all claims or damages arising out of, or in connection with the Program. You further agree that the Program and credits are provided "as is where is". THERE ARE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO STATUTORY WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS, WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, THIRD PARTIES RIGHTS, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY RIGHTS. IN NO EVENT WILL EITHER PARTY BE LIABLE TO THE OTHER FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ANY LOST PROFITS OR LOST SAVINGS, EVEN IF ONE PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, OR FOR ANY CLAIM BY ANY THIRD PARTY.

    Limited time offer. Penn Foster reserves the right to terminate and/or modify thus offer at any time without prior notice.
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