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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 their busy lifestyle and budget, offering over 100 self-paced, career-relevant programs across our College, Career School, and High School. The program is structured to fit YOUR needs and is designed to work with YOUR schedule, anytime, anywhere. With a focus on relevant skills-building and career preparation, Penn Foster can help you graduate with confidence and help provide a pathway towards your career goals.

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4 Reasons to Love Penn Foster

Why do over 200,000 active students choose to enroll with Penn Foster each year? Here are four key reasons why our students and graduates are #PFProud:


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1. Affordable Education

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

  • Pay-as-you-go model, with 0% interest
  • Customized payment plans to fit your needs
  • Financial coaching from our Student Services representatives to help you budget
  • Choice of full pay, monthly auto pay, or monthly mail-in pay
  • Textbooks included in the price of tuition

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2. Supportive Coaching

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

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

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3. Accessible Learning on the Go

PFx is our custom-built digital learning environment created with you in mind. PFx helps you fit your Penn Foster education into your busy schedule.

  • Access PFx 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

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4. Relevant, Career-Focused Flexible Coursework

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

  • Relevant content tied directly to learning objectives, 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

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