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Military Students

Programs for Military and Veteran Students

We know you.

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.

Your schedule is demanding.

Our schedule works around yours. New 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 as well as a 8 week blended learning program at Eielson Air Force Base (AFB)

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 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 provides two versions of the Financial Aid Shopping Sheet (FASS). The FASS is designed 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.

The first version of the Financial Aid Shopping Sheet is available to any prospective, applicant, or enrolled student. A second version is available to currently enrolled students via your Online Student Services account and will display detailed financial aid information if you have been awarded such.

Military and Veteran Portal