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We are thrilled with the support from New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and the State Legislature to include additional tuition assistance for need-based adult learners in this year’s state budget. Information about the details of the Grant Opportunity (GO-TESU) program will be forthcoming soon and this space will be updated. Please fill out this form and we can keep you apprised of specifics as they become available.

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

For filing the FAFSA, the 2021-2022 FAFSA should be used if you plan on taking courses in terms from July 2021 through June 2022. The 2022-2023 FAFSA should be used if you plan on taking courses in terms from July 2022 through June 2023. The 2022-2023 FAFSA is available as of October 1, 2021. If you plan on taking courses in both years, a FAFSA must be completed for both years. Certain State of NJ grants are available for students that complete their FAFSA as of April 15th of the previous academic year.

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
MAY22 May 2, 2022 Apr. 18, 2022
JUN22 May 30, 2022 May 16, 2022
JUL22 July 4, 2022 June 20, 2022
AUG22 Aug. 1, 2022 July 18, 2022
SEP22 Aug. 29, 2022 Aug. 15, 2022
OCT22 Sept. 26, 2022 Sept. 12, 2022
NOV22 Oct. 31, 2022 Oct. 17, 2022
DEC22 Dec. 5, 2022 Nov. 21, 2022
JAN23 Jan. 2, 2023 Dec. 19, 2022
FEB23 Feb. 6, 2023 Jan. 23, 2023
MAR23 Mar. 6, 2023 Feb. 20, 2023
APR23 Apr. 3, 2023 Mar. 20, 2023
MAY23 May 1, 2023 Apr. 17, 2023
JUN23 June 5, 2023 May 22, 2023

Thomas Edison State University is pleased to announce our participation in the Garden State Guarantee starting in the Fall of 2022. Learn more »

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

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