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Per Credit Undergraduate Tuition

2019-2020 Per Credit Undergraduate Tuition Per Credit Registered
New Jersey Residents: $399
Out-of-state Residents: $509
Visiting Students:
  • In-State
  • Out-of-State
  • Students to register and pay for courses on a per credit basis
  • Per Credit Tuition does not cover textbooks or course materials

Credit Hour Residency Requirement

Students who use Per Credit Tuition (excluding those who enroll under a military plan) with the intention of earning an associates or bachelor’s degree from Thomas Edison State University must complete 16 credits via Thomas Edison State University Online (OL), Guided Study (GS) or e-Pack® (EP) courses. This requirement may be waived by paying the Residency Waiver fee.

Enrollment Grace Period

All students are provided a thirty day grace period at the end of their current year of service. For example if their enrollment date is August 2, 2019 they have a thirty day grace period that ends on September 1, 2020.

The primary purpose of the grace period is to provide students completing their degrees with time to submit final grades or transcripts for the graduation audit if they are in a TESU course or exam at the end of their enrollment period. Students that will not complete their final courses during the grace period will be required to continue their enrollment by enrolling in an additional TESU course or exam.

If a student has not enrolled in a course or exam that will extend their active enrollment under one of the University's per credit tuition plans, he or she will become inactive at the end of the grace period.

Note: All tuition and fees listed here were approved on June 7, 2019 by the Board of Trustees of Thomas Edison State University and are effective with registration for the August 2019 term. Tuition and fees are subject to change.


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