Financial Aid

High School Completion Program

Earn your high school diploma through the
Penn Foster High School Completion Program.

Mildred Elley and Austin’s School of Spa Technology have partnered up with regionally accredited Penn Foster High School, which is an online high school program.

We strive to help everyone achieve their academic and career goals. This is why we’re offering this easy and unique program so you can quickly earn your high school diploma and take your career to the next level.

How the Program Works

  1. You enroll in the Penn Foster High School Completion Program—we will cover the cost of the program at no charge to you.
  2. Penn Foster will evaluate your high school transcript and award any applicable tranfer credits.
  3. You access your coursework on the campus of your choice, using our computers and campus resources.
  4. Receive academic support on-campus by a mentor and online from your Penn Foster instructors.
  1. Complete the program at your own pace—in as few as 12 weeks.*
  2. When you complete the high school program, you will receive your high school diploma.
  3. Receiving your high school diploma will open many doors for you:
    • Earn more money.**
    • Become eligible to apply for financial aid for a college education.
    • Enhance your career and your future with a college education.


The Penn Foster High School Completion Program is available at the following campuses:

  • Mildred Elley - Albany, NY
  • Mildred Elley - Pittsfield, MA
  • Mildred Elley - NYC Metro
  • Austin's School of Spa Technology - Albany, NY

Make More Money
Statistics show that having a high
school diploma increases your
earning potential.

Educational Funding
Become eligible to apply for financial
aid for a college education.

Study at Your Pace
Complete the program at your own
pace—in as few as 12 weeks.

It's For Everyone

Possibilities Are Endless

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Application - Penn Foster High School Completion Program

To apply for the Penn Foster High School Completion program at Mildred Elley or Austin’s School of Spa Technology, please complete the following application.

*Racial/Ethnic data is not mandatory. Responses will be held confidential and there is no penalty for refusal to supply this information. Mildred Elley and Austin's School of Spa Technology do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, creed, disability, marital status, veteran’s status, national origin or sex in the educational programs and activities it operates. This policy is in compliance with Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972.

Students applying for admission to the Penn Foster High School Completion Program through Mildred Elley or Austin’s School of Spa Technology are required to e-sign this application.

I understand that at this time, certain New York State entities do not recognize the Penn Foster High School Diploma as the equivalent to a high school diploma and that I am entering into this program as way to continue my education beyond high school. There is no obligation to enroll at Mildred Elley or Austin’s School of Spa Technology for my higher education but understand that Mildred Elley or Austin’s School of Spa Technology is paying the fee for my attendance at Penn Foster.

By completing and submitting this form, I understand and authorize Mildred Elley or Austin’s School of Spa Technology representatives to contact me about the school and its program offerings by phone (both landline and mobile, dialed manually or automatically), text message, email or mail.

Application into the Penn Foster High School Completion Program is not an application for Mildred Elley or Austin’s School of Spa Technology. When you complete the high school completion program, if you wish to continue your education in a Mildred Elley degree program or Austin’s School of Spa Technology program, you will need to follow their enrollment process and meet their admissions qualifications.

* Depending on credits transferred in.

** Students with a high school diploma earn $1,600 more than those with a GED.

Online Questionnaire

online-coursesDo you want to take Online courses?

Online learning is the fastest growing method of getting a college-level education. Mildred Elley offers a wide variety of courses taught in a convenient online format.

Top Benefits of Online Learning

  1. Variety - Many courses available
  2. Convenience - Classes accessible from any computer with internet access
  3. Flexibility - Online course materials available 24 hours a day, every day
  4. Attention - Direct access to your instructors via email and class forums
  5. Real World Skills - Not only will you gain course knowledge, but you'll also familiarize yourself with email, web browsing and web-based software, giving you an advantage over someone unfamiliar with the internet
  6. Self Discipline - You'll learn self discipline skills when getting school work done, including self-motivation, time management and structure
  7. Savings - Less transportation costs
  8. Free Time - Since you'll save on commute time, you'll have more free time to spend with family, friends and other activities

Take this Online Readiness Questionnaire to see if you're ready to take online courses at Mildred Elley.

Online Readiness Questionnaire

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Mildred Elley regularly publishes its Academic Catalogs, Crime Statistics Report and Campus Security Policy.

Academic Catalogs

Learn all there is to know about the Mildred Elley campuses. You can also get more information from the Office of Admissions.

New York City Metro Branch Campus Program Disclaimer

Enrollment in the Business Management, Massage Therapy and Advanced Paralegal Studies programs is subject to the following conditions.  Mildred Elley’s New York City Metro Campus is a branch campus of the main campus in Albany, New York, and is approved as such by The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) and the United States Department of Education (US DoE).   As a branch campus, the New York City Metro Campus does not offer this program in full, and requires its students to take a portion of coursework in this degree programs at the college’s main campus in Albany; transfer of credit from other accredited institutions; or taking courses through possible cross-registration agreements between Mildred Elley and other institutions of higher education in the New York City area.

Mildred Elley is in the process of obtaining an approval by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York, and following that, an approval from ACICS, to offer these programs in full.  While the college expects such approvals to be obtained, we are unable to guarantee the New York City Campus students that they will not be required to take some of the coursework through channels identified above, but will make every effort to assure that the students complete their degree on time and in a manner acceptable to all parties involved.

Student Consumer Information

Student consumer information is provided by the Financial Aid office and is the responsibility of the Director of Financial Aid to oversee.  The publications are reviewed and updated on an ongoing basis.  Information may be provided to the media for publication.

Gainful Employment Information

Learn more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important program-specific information.

Albany, NY Campus 


Non-Credit Bearing Online Programs



New York City Metro Campus 


Pittsfield, MA Campus

Campus Crime Statistics Report

Mildred Elley posts its crime data yearly with the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Postsecondary Education.

To view a three-year report by campus on the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education website, please follow these steps:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on the link Get Data For One Institution/Campus
  3. In the text box Name of Institution, type in Mildred Elley
  4. Click the Search button
  5. Click on the respective campus link

Campus Security Plan

The plan that follows outlines the actions deemed necessary to provide a safe environment for the students, visitors, faculty and staff of Mildred Elley and Austin’s School of Spa Technology.

Occupational Outlook Data

We encourage all of our applicants and students to do independent research on the occupations that the institution trains for in order to make a sound decision about their postsecondary higher education and college plans.

The United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes an Occupational Outlook Handbook on an annual basis.  The OOH contains a wealth of information about:

  • The training and education needed for each profession;
  • Earnings;
  • Expected job prospects;
  • What workers do on the job;
  • Working conditions.

To access the Occupational Outlook Handbook’s most recent annual edition, please follow these steps:

Ten Great Reasons to Choose Mildred Elley

  1. Exciting High-Demand, Career-Track Programs

    Mildred Elley offers a full range of programs that give you short-term training so you can earn a Degree or Certificate in high-demand career fields. We are devoted to giving our students the knowledge and skills needed for employment and update our programs frequently to meet the needs of employers for careers that are in demand. At Mildred Elley, you are more than just a student—you are a professional in training.

  2. Financial Aid Available

    Mildred Elley offers financial aid and scholarships for those who qualify. Our Financial Aid advisors are committed to making the process of starting school easy and stress-free.

  3. Outstanding Placement Rates and Help in Career Search

    The Office of Career Services will work with you to assist you in your job search. Four out of five Mildred Elley graduates find rewarding positions in their chosen fields after graduation. We encourage you to call or visit us to discuss your future employment

  4. Convenient, Accessible Campus Locations

    All our campuses are conveniently located and are easy to commute to.
    • The Albany campus is located at 855 Central Avenue, with plenty of free parking and CDTA bus service from all directions.
    • The NYC Metro campus is located at 25 Broadway, with bus, subway and ferry services from all directions.
    • The Pittsfield campus is located in downtown Pittsfield, with free parking onsite and bus service from points north, south, east, and west.

  5. Flexible Scheduling

    Mildred Elley programs are offered during days, evenings, and weekends* to accommodate every student's busy schedule. We know that many of our students work full- or part-time and many have families; with Mildred Elley, you will be able to fit your studies into your busy schedule.
    *Pittsfield campus does not offer weekend classes at this time.

  6. Flexible Admissions Requirements

    Most of the students who are accepted at Mildred Elley hold traditional high school diplomas. However, we may accept some applicants without a high school diploma - call our Admissions Representatives today to discuss this option.

  7. Mildred Elley is Accredited

    We are proud of our accreditation by Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), a status granted to institutions that meet or exceed ACICS' stated criteria of educational quality. We are further approved and authorized to grant AOS degrees by the New York State Board of Regents and the New York State Education Department for the Albany, NY campus. And our Pittsfield, MA campus is approved by the Office of Private Occupational School Education, Division of Professional Licensure.

  8. A Mildred Elley Diploma Opens Doors to Higher Learning

    Many of our graduates go on to earn bachelor's, and sometimes master's, degrees. Mildred Elley has entered into agreements with both public and private colleges to accept our graduates into accelerated bachelor's degree programs.

  9. We Take Care of Our Students

    From the moment you talk to our Admissions Representatives to well after your graduation, you will appreciate the personal attention that you will receive from our faculty, administration, and staff. We appreciate and respect you as a unique individual and a Mildred Elley community member. Our teachers are accessible and helpful, both in and out of classrooms. Our student support professionals, from the library to academic support and tutoring, from financial aid to career placement, will make sure that you are on the path to success.

  10. Where do You See Yourself a Few Years from Now?

    Just imagine yourself—not in a job, but in a rewarding career. Actually enjoying going to work, respected by your colleagues and superiors, admired by your family members, and being a role model in your community. Would you like to see yourself in such a position? Then talk to us at Mildred Elley. Our Admissions Representatives are waiting for your call. Talk to us today—you have nothing to lose and a world to gain.