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Cost and Tuition


2021-2022 Undergraduate Tuition (Per Credit)
(For students who plan to take up to 18 credits or less via TESU courses in a single year.)
UPS students $309 per credit registered
2021-2022 Graduate Tuition
UPS students – Graduate Tuition $635 per credit registered
UPS students – MBA Tuition $678 per credit registered
2021-2022 Nursing Tuition
Application Fee $50
Deferred Payment Plan Yes
Partner students – RN-BSN and RN-BSN/BSNM In-State $427.50 per credit registered
Partner Students - RN-BSN and RN-BSN/BSNM Out-of-State $450 per credit registered
Partner students – MSN $634.60 per credit registered
Partner students – DNP $758.10 per credit registered

Learn about our Tuition Payment Plan for nursing students.

2021-2022 Fees

Application Fee $50
Residency Waiver Fee
This fee is applicable for students who earn less than 16 credits via TESU courses for an associates or bachelors’ degree.
Graduation Audit Fee
This fee is paid the year of graduation.

All tuition and fees must be paid in full at point of registration to remain enrolled in the course(s) of your choice. If payment is not received, you will automatically be deregistered the next day.

NOTE: The Credit Hour Residency Waiver Fee is a one-time fee that only applies to students who do not earn at least 16 credits via the University’s Online (OL), Guided Study (GS) or e-Pack® (EP) courses before they complete their degree or undergraduate certificate. If a student pays the fee, and does not apply for graduation within 12 months, they will be required to pay additional credit hour residency waiver fees.

Learn about the Pay-As-You-Go Tuition Option For UPSers (Non-Voucher Students).

Visit for information about UPS’s Education Assistance Program. Some UPS locations are not eligible for the UPS Assistance Program. Please visit to verify whether you are eligible for the program. Tuition reimbursements are subject to all applicable semester, annual and lifetime caps, per the terms and conditions of the UPS Education Assistance Program.

Please note: if a degree program requires a course not offered by Thomas Edison State University, you may need to take that course at another institution. You will be responsible for any and all costs incurred at that institution.

Thomas Edison State University offers a number of scholarship programs to assist students in meeting their financial commitments.

The University accepts payment for tuition by check or major credit card.

Ways to get answers to your questions:

  1. Call the Office of Admissions at (609) 777-5680 to speak with an Admissions Counselor.
  2. Email your question(s) to
  3. If you have questions about UPS’s Education Assistance Program, please visit