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Apply now and we will waive the $50 application fee for all military-affiliated and veteran students.
Thomas Edison State University has dedicated military specific advisors who can assist you at every step of your academic journey. 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.
Our schedule works around yours. New semesters start every month.
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.
Thomas Edison State University offers 12 week online and guided study courses as well as a 8 week blended learning program at Eielson Air Force Base (AFB)
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.
Thomas Edison State University offers active duty, guard and reserve servicemembers, their families and DoD employees a discounted tuition rate at $250 per credit for all undergraduate programs.
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.
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 National Guard service members; their spouses; veterans; and wounded warriors.
These free resources can help you understand your financial cost and benefits available for attending Thomas Edison State University:
Thomas Edison State University provides a College Financing Plan (CFP) formerly known as Financial Aid Shopping Sheet to help you estimate the cost of attending Thomas Edison State University during the current Academic Year, and identify potential sources of financial aid so you can easily compare Thomas Edison State University with other institutions and make an informed decision about where to attend school. This tool is provided as part of Thomas Edison State University’s commitment to the Principles of Excellence under Presidential Executive Order 13607 and the Department of Defense Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (DoD MOU).