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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 and November (March term is 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 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 with an AGI between $65,001 and $80,000 and meet the other criteria noted above will have a maximum out of pocket cost of $1,000 per term after federal and state grants are applied.

Students must complete the 2022-2023 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the New Jersey alternate financial aid application by April 15, 2022.

As with all New Jersey state financial aid, students must demonstrate Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) to remain eligible for aid. For more details about SAP and eligibility information, please contact the Financial Aid Office.