Per Credit Tuition Plan

The Per Credit Tuition Plan enables students to register and pay for course tuition on a per credit basis directly after they apply and are accepted into a degree program. 

Per Credit Tuition Plan 2015-2016

Course Tuition (per credit attempted)

New Jersey Residents: $425 per credit
Out-of-state residents: $520 per credit

NOTE: Students who select the Per Credit Tuition Plan with the intention of graduating from Thomas Edison State University have academic residency requirements of 12 credits for an associate degree and 24 credits for a bachelor's degree. Residency requirements are met by earning credits via Thomas Edison State University Online (OL), Guided Study (GS) or e-Pack® (EP) courses, TECEP® exams (TE) or Portfolio Assessment (PA and PF).

NOTE: All tuition and fees listed here were approved on June 6, 2015, by the Board of Trustees of Thomas Edison State University and are effective July 1, 2015. Tuition and fees are subject to change.

NOTE: If your degree program requires a course not offered by Thomas Edison State University, then you may need to take that course at another institution. If so, you would be responsible for any and all costs incurred at that institution.

Enrollment Grace Period

All students are provided a thirty day grace period at the end of their current year of service. For example if their enrollment date is August 2, 2015 they have a thirty day grace period that ends on September 1, 2015.

The primary purpose of the grace period is to provide students completing their degrees with time to submit final grades or transcripts for the graduation audit. Students that will not complete their final courses during the grace period will be required to extend their enrollment.

If a student has not renewed or extended their Annual Enrollment, Comprehensive Tuition, or enrolled in course or exam that will extend their active enrollment under one of the University's per credit tuition plans will become inactive at the end of the grace period. After a student is inactive they will be required to reapply to the University.

Change of Enrollment Plans

Students will be able to request a change to their enrollment plan, Enrolled Options, Comprehensive Tuition, or Per Service Tuition Plan, within ninety days from the start of their current year of service. The written requests must be sent to Once received the Bursar's Office will change the enrollment plan and recalculate any tuition and fees if necessary.

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