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Financial Aid

Many adult students meeting the demands of work and family find that making the financial commitment to complete their education can be a challenge. The Office of Financial Aid is ready to assist students in securing the resources they need for their education.

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Thomas Edison State University participates in a number of federal and state financial aid programs. Eligible Thomas Edison State University students may receive Pell Grants or Federal Education Loans, such as the Subsidized Stafford Loan and the Unsubsidized Stafford Loan, for courses offered by the University. Eligible New Jersey residents also may tap a variety of state grant and loan programs. Students may use state aid to meet all or part of their college costs, provided they are taking at least 12 college credits per term.

Deadlines for Applying for Financial Aid

Students who wish to be awarded Financial Aid should have all required documentation on file two weeks before the start of the term:

Term Start Date FA File Completed by
FEB21 Feb. 1, 2021 Jan. 18, 2021
MAR21 Mar. 1, 2021 Feb. 15, 2021
APR21 Apr. 5, 2021 Mar. 22, 2021
MAY21 May 3, 2021 Apr. 19, 2021
JUN21 May 31, 2021 May 17, 2021

Students may contact the Financial Aid One Stop Office for any questions regarding their Financial Aid at 609-777-5680 and choose Option 3.

Federal Student Loan Cohort Default Rate

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Thomas Edison State University’s Cohort Default Rate (CDR) is 7.1%. The national CDR for FY16 is 10.1%. The percentage of our students who borrow is 15.2%.

You may access the links to the Official Cohort Default Rates for Schools which discloses an institution’s Cohort Default Rate (CDR) and how our CDR compares to the national average. Thomas Edison State University’s OPEID # is 021922.

Financial Aid Shopping Sheet

Thomas Edison State University provides two versions of the Financial Aid Shopping Sheet (FASS). The FASS is designed to help you estimate the cost of attending Thomas Edison State University during the current Academic Year, and identify potential sources of financial aid so you can easily compare Thomas Edison State University with other institutions and make an informed decision about where to attend school. This tool is provided as part of Thomas Edison State University’s commitment to the Principles of Excellence under Presidential Executive Order 13607.

The first version of the Financial Aid Shopping Sheet is available to any prospective, applicant, or enrolled student. A second version is available to currently enrolled students via your Online Student Services account and will display detailed financial aid information if you have been awarded such.

To learn more about financial aid contact us at (609) 777-5680 or at

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