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Maja MendezMaja Mendez

Military and Veteran Enrollment Specialist

Joined Thomas Edison State University: 2020

Phone: (609) 777-5696, EXT. 2137

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Maja Mendez is an Enrollment Specialist who works with our Air Force students, assisting them with beginning their academic journey with TESU. Maja began working in higher education with military and veteran students in 2011. She began her career with Thomas Edison State University in 2020. She served as Secretary for the New Jersey Association of Veterans’ Programs Administrators (NJAVPA) for four years.

Maja earned a Bachelor of Science in Health Management from Berkeley College – Newark and a Master of Science in Higher Education from Walden University. She also holds a certificate from Walden University in Student Success and is currently pursuing a certificate in Enrollment Management and Institutional Marketing.

What She Has to Say

As an Army veteran, former spouse of an active duty Soldier and spouse of a veteran, I genuinely love working with the distinct population of our military and veteran students. With over 10 years of knowledge with assisting the military and veteran population, I have made it my mission since separating from the military to help my fellow service members and veterans with transitioning from their military career to achieving their education goals. It is my goal to help assist you with the process of tuition assistance, using your GI Bill benefits and helping you understand what your options are and how to make them work for you to maximize your well-earned benefits toward completing your educational goals.

It is with this in mind that I thank you for considering Thomas Edison State University, and hope that I have the privilege of working with you, in order to achieve your academic goals.

Why It Matters

Chartered by the New Jersey Board of Higher Education in 1972, Thomas Edison State University pioneered and established distance-learning options, long before "online" became our present everyday reality. We have not been idle through the years, as we have also worked to take full advantage of your military training and experience by developing competitive and relevant degree programs, which enable you to transfer the maximum amount of credit for your military experience and transfer credit.

Top Five Air Force Degree Options

The below are our five most popular degrees, which generally represent the most open or flexible options for our Airmen, based on their experience. Does a program below fit your needs? If so, we invite you to apply, as we can get you started quickly, and free-of-charge.

  1. Bachelor of Science in Air Traffic Control
  2. Bachelor of Science in Aviation Maintenance Technology
  3. Bachelor of Science in Electronic Systems Engineering Technology
  4. Bachelor of Science in Military Technology Leadership
  5. Bachelor of Science in Technical Studies

Not connecting with the above, or looking for a more specialized route? We realize every service member is unique and as such, you may be looking for a degree that reflects this.

If you are unsure of which program is for you, or are curious to see how your credits will fit into any of our degree options, then we invite you to try the Military & Veteran Portal (MVP). Simply upload your military transcript to review your credit options, at a glance and in real-time, as you browse more than 100 available degree programs.

Our Promise to You

In order to ensure your success in completing your degree, Thomas Edison State University strives to meet or exceed the following Principles of Excellence, as established under Presidential Executive Order 13607.

  • Up-front and transparent pricing, in order to gain a better understanding of the total cost of education.
  • Minimize out-of-pocket expenses, by identifying potential military and veteran education benefits.
  • A no-pressure, self-determined educational experience, emphasizing degree completion, over institutional compensation.
  • Delivering only high quality regionally accredited educational programs.
  • A seamless readmission process, should a service member experience an interruption to their education.
  • Accommodations for our deployed service members, should they need to drop or extend a course, as a result of service in the field.
  • Custom tailored roadmaps, establishing both a snapshot of what has been earned and a clear path to completion.
  • From application to graduation, each student is assigned a dedicated advisor, who is there to help.

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