Penn Foster

Penn Foster Offers

  1. - Affordable Tuition
  2. - Convenience of Learning at Home
  3. - Reliable, High Quality Education

Discover Penn Foster

Penn Foster is an online, accredited institution that allows students the opportunity to earn certificates, degrees, and career diplomas in a variety of fields through flexible and convenient online study. Programs are available through two academic divisions: Penn Foster College and Penn Foster Career School.

Penn Foster Career School is one of the largest schools of independent study, and it offers more than 80 career diploma and certificate programs in areas like auto repair, technology, business, education, legal studies, and health services. The self-paced programs are designed to provide students with career-relevant skills and prepare them to enter the workforce.

Penn Foster College offers associate and bachelor's degrees, career diplomas, undergraduate certificate programs, and stand-alone courses. Some of the most popular programs include the early childhood education, veterinary technician, and accounting associate degree programs; business management and criminal justice bachelor's degrees; and graphic design, general studies, and human resources certificate.

Penn Foster was founded in 1890. Penn Foster High School is regionally accredited for grades 9 through adult by the Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools and nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). Faculty is available for student questions and feedback through a variety of means, including phone, e-mail, and chat. Penn Foster also offers career services as soon as a student enrolls, which include tips on interviewing and resume writing, salary information, and much more.

Student Testimonials

'I am very happy with the education I am receiving from Penn Foster. Penn Foster has 'kept up' with the current trends in the business world, as well as followed, almost exactly, the curriculum of a more expensive college. Penn Foster gives people who can't afford the tuition of an on-site university a good, quality education. The knowledge I have acquired has helped my husband's business tremendously!'

- B. Vaughn, FL

'I have taken several programs through Penn Foster, and I've always been pleased with how the programs are laid out. I would encourage anyone who wishes to increase their knowledge to take programs through Penn Foster.'

- T. Achilles, AZ

'I like the flexibility of Penn Foster. You go at your own pace and there are no deadlines. I study while I'm watching horse shows; I study while I'm at the ball field; I take my books everywhere I go!'

- Nikki H.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

Since every student is different, there isn't a "one size fits all" for school information. Start dates and tuition often vary between selected programs, and financial aid opportunities are unique to each student's circumstances. to get the most up-to-date and accurate information based on your selected program and circumstances.

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  • Career Diploma - Auto Repair Technician
  • Career Diploma - Diesel Mechanics/Heavy Truck Maintenance
  • Career Diploma - Motorcycle Repair Technician
  • Career Diploma - Small Engine Repair
  • Certificate - Automotive HVAC Essentials
  • Career Diploma - Administrative Assistant
  • Career Diploma - Bookkeeping
  • Career Diploma - Retail Supervisor
  • Career Diploma - Virtual Assistant
  • Certificate - Accounting Essentials
  • Certificate - Business Security
  • Certificate - Human Resource Management Essentials
  • Certificate - Microsoft Office 2016 (with software)
  • Certificate - Microsoft Office 2016 (without software)
  • Certificate - Property Management
  • Certificate - Start Your Own Business
  • Career Diploma - Computer Graphic Artist
  • Career Diploma - Dressmaking and Design
  • Career Diploma - Freelance Writer
  • Career Diploma - Web Page Designer
  • Certificate - Public Relations
  • Certificate - Spanish
  • Career Diploma - Drafting with AutoCAD
  • Certificate - AutoCAD Essentials
  • Associate Degree - Veterinary Technician
  • Career Diploma - Child Care Professional
  • Career Diploma - Dental Assistant
  • Career Diploma - Medical Billing and Coding
  • Career Diploma - Medical Transcriptionist
  • Career Diploma - Optician
  • Career Diploma - Pharmacy Technician
  • Career Diploma - Physical Therapy Aide
  • Career Diploma - Veterinary Assistant
  • Certificate - Child Psychology
  • Certificate - Electronic Medical Records
  • Certificate - Health Information Management
  • Certificate - Medical Terminology
  • Certificate - Natural Health Care for Pets
  • Certificate - Personal Caregiver Skills
  • Certificate - Sports Nutrition
  • Career Diploma - Legal Secretary
  • Certificate - Advanced Paralegal Applications
  • Certificate - Real Estate, Wills, and Estates for Paralegals -
  • Career Diploma - Electronics Technician
  • Career Diploma - PC Maintenance and Repair
  • Certificate - Computer Programming Languages
  • Career Diploma - Caterer
  • Career Diploma - Certified Wedding Planner
  • Career Diploma - Dog Obedience Trainer/Instructor
  • Career Diploma - Guest Service Agent
  • Career Diploma - Gunsmith
  • Career Diploma - HVACR Technician
  • Career Diploma - Home Remodeling and Repair
  • Career Diploma - Landscaping Technology
  • Career Diploma - Locksmith & Home Security Technician
  • Career Diploma - Wildlife/Forestry Conservation
  • Certificate - Pet Grooming