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Garden State GuaranteeGarden State Guarantee

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

All full time New Jersey resident students or New Jersey Dreamers with the following criteria will have no tuition costs.

  • Full time enrollment in the following terms: 
    • 12 week terms - September, October, November, December, January, February, March, April or May (June, July and August excluded)
    • 16 week terms (July excluded)
  • Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) between $0 and $65,000
  • Must be in third or fourth year at start of term (definition of 3rd year is at least 60 credits towards their first Bachelor’s degree; and 4th year is at least 90 credits towards their degree)
  • Must not have already received four Garden State Guarantee Scholarships
  • The maximum GSG award for full time study in an eligible term is $3,319

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The Garden State Guarantee scholarship will be applied to student accounts after any federal or state grants, or other scholarships. Students must demonstrate Satisfactory Academic Progress for eligibility for Financial Aid.

Students must complete the 2023-2024 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the New Jersey alternate financial aid application by April 15, 2023 for Fall and February 15, 2024 for Spring.

Students are required to meet satisfactory academic progress and course engagement standards in order for the Garden State Guarantee award to be applied.

Please contact Lyrisa Copson, Financial Aid Administrator, at with any questions.