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Prospects and New Applicants: Your Gateway to Success

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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.

It is with this in mind that we offer you an individual advisor, dedicated to your success, in hopes that we have the privilege of working with you, in order to achieve your academic goals.

What They Have to Say

Top 5 National Guard Degree Options

The below are our five most popular degrees, which generally represent the most open or flexible options for our National Guardsmen, 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. AAS in Military Technology Leadership
  2. BS in Aviation Maintenance Technology
  3. BS in Cybersecurity
  4. BS in Electronic Systems Engineering Technology
  5. BS in Homeland Security and Emergency Management

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. Browse our 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.
  • Academic evaluations outlining degree requirements, credits that have been earned, and a clear path to completion.
  • From application to graduation, each student is assigned a dedicated advisor, who is there to help.

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 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:

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