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Programs for Military and Veteran Students

We know you.

Thomas Edison State University has dedicated military enrollment counselors who can assist you at every step of the enrollment process. From the time of application, students have access to a full range of student services, including personalized degree plans allowing you make the right choice from your first class to your last class.

Your schedule is demanding.

Our schedule works around yours. New undergraduate semesters start every month.

You need convenience.

At Thomas Edison State University, earn your degree wherever and whenever you want, such as in the comfort of your home, your office or even while deployed. There is no on-campus residency requirement and no classroom attendance is required, so programs fit around your schedule.

You need flexibility.

Thomas Edison State University offers 12 week online and guided study courses.

You have earned credit for what you already know.

Thomas Edison State University is a national leader in assessing and awarding credit for college-level learning acquired outside the classroom, such as professional licenses, certifications, College- Level Examination Program (CLEP) and DSST. Most importantly, TESU offers a credit-transfer policy that honors your military experience.

You have earned an affordable education.

Thomas Edison State University is proud to offer Active Duty, Air/Army National Guard, and Reserve Servicemembers, their spouses and dependents, and Department of Defense Civil Service employees a discounted tuition rate of $250 per credit for all undergraduate programs, with the exception of the undergraduate nursing program.

If you plan to use Military Tuition Assistance (TA), it is critical that you have received approval from an Education Services Officer (ESO) or counselor within your respective service, prior to enrolling in courses.

Thomas Edison State University is a participating institution with the Department of Defense Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (DoD MOU). We provide the following information and resources to ensure military and veteran students, and their families, make an informed decision about the university they plan to attend.

Please visit the The College Scorecard and The College Navigator, provided by the U.S. Department of Education, for statistics and information about colleges and universities that you may find helpful.

Financial Aid and Financial Planning Resources:

All students are encouraged to apply for financial aid, which can be used in conjunction with Tuition Assistance and Veterans Education Benefits.

Thomas Edison State University has established scholarships to recognize the service and sacrifice of U.S. Active Duty, Reserve, and Air or Army National Guard service members, their spouses and dependents, Veterans and wounded warriors.

These free resources can help you understand your financial cost and benefits available for attending Thomas Edison State University: