Course Withdrawals and Refunds

Your withdrawal request must be processed online or be made on the Request for Course Withdrawal Form found in your Course Manual, online at www.tesu.edu/studentforms or in a letter addressed to: 

Office of the Registrar
Thomas Edison State University
111 W. State St.
Trenton, NJ 08608
Fax: (609) 292-1657

Stopping payment on credit cards or checks does not constitute an official withdrawal, nor does it relieve you from your financial obligation to the University. Failure to submit assignments or take examinations does not constitute an official withdrawal, nor does verbal notification to your mentor or to any member of the University staff before the end of the term.

A request for course withdrawal will only be accepted online or in writing and must be submitted before the end of the term. A withdrawal request will not be processed if it is submitted after the course has officially ended. Students will not be permitted to withdraw after an official course extension has ended.

Your written withdrawal request must cite your course code, course name and the mentor’s name as well as your name and University ID number. The postmark, email or fax date will constitute the official withdrawal date.

Failure to withdraw as stated above will result in the forfeiture of any refund and may result in a failing grade. If you wish to withdraw from your degree program at the University, you must do so in writing to the Office of the Registrar.

Withdrawal Tuition Refund Schedule
Tuition refunds for course withdrawals will be processed within two weeks after the withdrawal request is received in the Office of the Registrar. Late registration fee are not refundable. There are no refunds for Comprehensive Tuition students.

Return any course materials to the textbook supplier, not to the University. Please refer to policies and procedures issued by the supplier regarding materials returns.

Withdrawal requests must be postmarked, emailed or fax dated according to the following schedule for the corresponding tuition refund.

Refund and Transfer Policy

  • Withdrawals before the first day of the term = 100 percent tuition refund
  • Withdrawals between the first and the seventh day of the term = 75 percent tuition refund
  • Withdrawals between the eighth and 14th day of the term = 50 percent tuition refund
  • Withdrawals between the 15th and 21st day of the term = 25 percent tuition refund
  • Withdrawals after the 21st day of the term = No refund

Requests for transfer from one course, course delivery mode, or course section to another will be considered prior to the first Friday of the term. Transfers from one term to another are not permitted.

Withdrawals and VA Benefits - VA Course Withdrawal Policy

Military-Related Withdrawal Requests

A military withdrawal exception will be considered if supporting documentation, detailing a qualifying deployment or emergency activation is submitted along with the request, as we understand that such situations are often accompanied with limited access to online resources. We will be unable to consider any withdrawal requests submitted after the course has closed that are not submitted for reasons of qualifying deployment or emergency activation.

Standard or scheduled military training exercises do not qualify for military waiver exceptions. While there are circumstances that may qualify for an exception-to-policy; standard orders, especially those that are considered routine or voluntary, are scheduled on a regular basis, and generally provide military members with ample time to plan their course-schedule around military duty. As an alternative to a withdrawal, students may submit a course extension request; however, if the extension is awarded, the option for withdrawal will no longer be available, as only one exception can be awarded per course. For this reason, military students should carefully weigh their options based on the circumstances before submitting their request.

Non-GoArmyEd circumstantial withdrawal requests must be submitted to the Office of Military and Veteran Education, along with supporting documentation. Once the request and supporting documentation have been received, the Office of Military and Veteran Education will then make a recommendation on the student’s behalf for an exception. GoArmyEd students should submit Withdrawal for Military Reasons (WM) through the GoArmyEd portal. If the course has already closed and a WM cannot be submitted through the GoArmyEd portal, then the student should submit a circumstantial withdrawal request as previously outlined. If the petition is approved, it is important to note that Thomas Edison State University can only report a withdrawal to GoArmyEd, as recoupment is a policy governed by the Army.

Military Repayment Policy - 83 Day Term

Day in Term % of Term  Original Bill   Adjusted Per TESU Refund Policy  Amount Entitled Based on up to 9%=25% coverage; up to 17%=50% coverage; up to 25.5%=75% coverage; up to 60%=90%; after 60%=100% coverage Amount Remaining for Student
1 - 7 1.2%-8.4% 750.00 187.50 187.50   -
8 - 14 9.6% - 16.9% 750.00 375.00 375.00   -
15 - 21 18.1% - 25.3% 750.00 562.50 562.50   -
22 - 49 26.5% - 59% 750.00 750.00 675.00 75.00
50 - 83 60.2% - 100% 750.00 750.00 750.00   -

 

Military Repayment Policy - 84 Day Term

Day in Term % of Term  Original Bill   Adjusted Per TESU Refund Policy  Amount Entitled Based on up to 9%=25% coverage; up to 17%=50% coverage; up to 25.5%=75% coverage; up to 60%=90%; after 60%=100% coverage Amount Remaining for Student
1 - 7 1.2% - 8.3% 750.00 187.50 187.50   -
8 - 14 9.5% - 16.7% 750.00 375.00 375.00   -
15 - 21 17.9% - 25.0% 750.00 562.50 562.50   -
22 - 49 26.2% - 58.3% 750.00 750.00 675.00 75.00
50 - 84 59.5% - 100% 750.00 750.00 750.00   -

 

Military Repayment Policy - 85 Day Term

Day in Term % of Term  Original Bill   Adjusted Per TESU Refund Policy  Amount Entitled Based on up to 9%=25% coverage; up to 17%=50% coverage; up to 25.5%=75% coverage; up to 60%=90%; after 60%=100% coverage Amount Remaining for Student
1 - 7 1.2% - 8.2% 750.00 187.50 187.50   -
8 - 14 9.4% - 16.5% 750.00 375.00 375.00   -
15 - 21 17.6% - 24.7% 750.00 562.50 562.50   -
22 - 49 25.9% - 57.6% 750.00 750.00 675.00 75.00
50 - 85 58.8% - 100% 750.00 750.00 750.00   -

 

Military Repayment Policy - 56 Day Term

Day in Term % of Term  Original Bill   Adjusted Per TESU Refund Policy (50% up to day 14)  Amount Entitled Based on up to 25.5%=50% coverage; up to 60%=90%; after 60%=100% coverage Amount Remaining for Student
1 - 14 1.8% - 25.0% 750.00 375.00 375.00   -
15 - 33 26.8% - 58.9% 750.00 750.00 675.00 75.00
34 - 56 60.7% - 100% 750.00 750.00 750.00   -

Military Repayment Policy - 63 Day Term

Day in Term % of Term  Original Bill   Adjusted Per TESU Refund Policy (50% up to day 14)  Amount Entitled Based on up to 25.5%=50% coverage; up to 60%=90%; after 60%=100% coverage Amount Remaining for Student
1 - 14 1.6%-22.2% 750.00 375.00 375.00   -
15 - 16 23.8%-25.4% 750.00 750.00 375.00 375.00
17 - 33 27.0%-52.4% 750.00 750.00 675.00 75.00
34 - 63 54.0% - 100% 750.00 750.00 750.00   -