The Thomas Edison State University Board of Trustees approved new tuition rates at its regularly scheduled board meeting June 5. The rates, effective July 1, 2020, include a 10 percent reduction in full-time tuition for in-state residents. The University will keep rates unchanged for part-time New Jersey students, graduate, military and most nursing students.
The threshold, which was previously at least 10 credits, has been lowered to at least 9 credits to be considered full time. The full-time rate will be reduced from $3,963 to $3,579 for in-state students.
“Thomas Edison State University has always been there for our students, our communities and our employers,” explained Thomas Edison President Dr. Merodie A. Hancock. “But now, in light of the pandemic and as New Jersey’s leader in online education, we are doing even more to make education accessible and affordable for our students, across New Jersey and around the globe.”
Tuition will remain flat for New Jersey students who take 8 or fewer credits at $399 per credit. Students who register for 9 or more credits will automatically be charged the lower full-time rate when they register. Out-of-state part-time students will see a modest 2 percent increase.
In late March, Thomas Edison announced that the University would temporarily lower the tuition rate for visiting undergraduate students. The reduction of $145 per credit for in-state visiting students and a reduction of $35 per credit for out-of-state visiting students is in effect for the May, June and July terms. This was an effort to assist those whose education has been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.