Get started for $1* with automatic monthly pay or save up to 30% when you pay in full! Offer Ends 9/27/2022

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Why Penn Foster?

Penn Foster has been on a mission to help people like you launch, accelerate, and thrive in their careers for more than 125 years. We provide students with a quality education that fits your busy lifestyle and budget, offering over 100 self-paced, career-relevant programs across our College, Career School, and High School. The program you choose is structured to fit your learning needs so you can achieve your goals, and is designed to work with your schedule, anytime, anywhere you want to study. With a focus on relevant skills and career preparation for the in-demand job you’re after, Penn Foster can help you graduate with confidence and help provide a pathway towards your career goals.

4 Reasons to Love Penn Foster

Why do over 300,000 students choose to enroll with Penn Foster each year? Here are four key reasons why our students and graduates are #PFProud

1. Affordable Education

Getting an education can be expensive. That’s why we are dedicated to providing quality education that's affordable and accessible. We offer:


  • Customized payment plans to fit your needs. You have the choice of paying in full up front with a discount, or monthly payment plans. 
  • Pay-as-you-go model, with 0% interest.
  • Financial coaching from our Student Services representatives to help you budget.
  • Choice of full pay, monthly auto pay, or monthly mail-in pay
  • Textbooks, or digital textbooks, included in the price of tuition. 

2. Accessible Learning on the Go

Penn Foster has a  custom-built digital learning environment created with you in mind. Our learning platform helps you fit your Penn Foster education into your busy schedule.


  • Access your studies at home or on the go from your computer, smartphone, or tablet.
  • Track your progress through your program or individual study units with goal-setting and progress-tracking tools.
  • Utilize interactive learning tools, including an e-reader with the ability to capture your notes or highlight text in your study materials.

3. Relevant, Career-Focused Flexible Coursework

Designed for learning anytime, anywhere, your digital study materials include:


  • Relevant content tied directly to learning objectives and job requirements, including video recordings of lectures.
  • Practice questions to help you prepare for the exam.
  • Textbook recaps reinforce key points from your reading.
  • Activities to check your understanding as you progress toward the lesson exam.
  • Hands on experience through assignments and internships, applying what you learn to real-world scenarios.
  • Customizable settings allowing you to view your study guide on any device and take notes that synchronize with your student portal. 

4. Supportive Coaching 

Penn Foster is here to provide you with help and guidance every step of the way. We want to help you succeed by offering a broad range of online and offline tools and resources such as:


  • Academic guidance from our expert faculty via email and phone.
  • Motivational peer support through our Student Ambassador program, Student Community, and multi-channel personalized outreach and content to keep you on track.
  • Professional career services available through employer connections, access to a job board, and resume building tips.

Additional Information on Penn Foster

Hear from our alumni

Check out stories from our alumni who have reached their goals through online learning and see how Penn Foster may work for you. 

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