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Prospects and New Applicants: Your Gateway to Success

Joseph (JR) Lamicella Joseph (JR) Lamicella

Military and Veteran Enrollment Specialist

Joined Thomas Edison State University: 2022

Phone: (609) 777-5696, ext. 4540

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I was born and raised in north New Jersey and joined the Army shortly after high school.  I was stationed at Fort Lewis, WA and worked as a 19D, a Calvary Scout. After separating from the Army, I used my G.I. Bill and attended Quinnipiac University where I earned my Bachelor of Business Administration and a Masters in Business Administration. 

I always enjoyed helping others and when I was afforded the opportunity to join the Thomas Edison State University team, it allowed me to assist military personnel with their educational endeavors. TESU has an amazing team of people with a plethora of knowledge and information.

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

Thomas Edison State University understands that being a military spouse or dependent brings along its own challenges. Because of this, we extend the benefits of our Military Degree Completion Program, including a tuition discount, to eligible family members.

Thomas Edison State University offers a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate programs that may be completed entirely through the University’s online and distance learning courses, so that you can continue with your degree progression regardless of where your sponsor is stationed around the world. We offer multiple associate degree programs in portable degree fields that may be eligible for MyCAA funding.

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 help you take full advantage of your prior work and learning experiences by developing competitive and relevant degree programs, which enable you to transfer the maximum amount of credit.

Top Five Spouse/Dependent Degree Options

The below are our five most popular degrees, which generally represent the most open or flexible options for our spouse and dependent students, 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. Associate in Arts
  2. Associate in Science in Business Administration
  3. Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  4. Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies
  5. Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Human Resources Management/Organizational Management

Not connecting with the above, or looking for a more specialized route? We realize every student 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.

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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