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2020-2021 Fees



Payment Plan $35
Late Registration $155
Course Extension $236
NSF Returned Check $35
Graduation $298 (paid the year of graduation)
Graduation - Certificates $100 (paid the year of graduation) (New for FY21)
Late Graduation Application $155 (New for FY21)
Return To Graduate $100 (New for FY21)
Transcript $15
Duplicate Diploma $35

All Fees are Non-Refundable

Credit Hour Residency Waiver Fee
In-state $3,192
Out-of-state $3,192

NOTE: The Credit Hour Residency Waiver Fee is a one-time fee that only applies to students who do not earn at least 16 credits via the University’s Online (OL), Guided Study (GS) or e-Pack® (EP) courses before they complete their degree or undergraduate certificate. If a student pays the fee, and does not apply for graduation within 12 months, they will be required to pay additional credit hour residency waiver fees.

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Individual Learning Account (formerly known as Credit Banking)
All Students $400
Portfolio Assessment Review
Up to 12 credits $389
Each additional 6 credits $221

Regardless of residence, military personnel have the option to pay New Jersey residency tuition, as long as they have selected and paid the Per Credit Tuition. Military Programs and related tuition and fees can be viewed here.

Note: All tuition and fees listed here were approved on June 5, 2020 by the Board of Trustees of Thomas Edison State University and are effective with registration for the August 2020 term. Tuition and fees are subject to change.

*To be used by students who need additional time to complete course work or exams past the end date of the term. This fee cannot be used to extend enrollment and does not keep a student enrolled if the annual enrollment year has expired.

See the University’s Tuition and Fee Descriptions, Refund Policy and Past Due Delinquent Account Policy.

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