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For Non-Voucher Students

The University is piloting a new tuition payment option that allows UPSers to divide the customary up-front cost of tuition and fees into three installments. This new pay-as-you-go option allows UPS students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate-level courses to break out their tuition costs into convenient payments during their upcoming term(s). Please note that this option is for Reimbursement students only and not available for those utilizing the UPS Tuition Voucher program.

Here is how it works:

  • First payment: 33% of student’s tuition, plus a $35 fee is due at the time of registration.
  • Second payment: 50% of the student’s remaining balance is due on the 23rd day of the term.
  • Third and final payment: Paid on the 50th day of the term.

Please Note:

  • Please follow the directions below to register for the pay-as-you-go tuition pilot program through the University’s online payment system during the final stage of your course registration process.
  • This tuition payment option is structured for UPS Reimbursement students only.
  • Students receiving federal financial aid, military tuition assistance, VA benefits*, or other third-party tuition assistance are not eligible for the payment plan.

*VA Benefit Advisory:

Students who use reimbursement-based VA benefits such as Chapter 30, 32, 35, 1606 and 1607 may use this tuition payment option. Payments will be processed on the plan’s schedule and payment plan installments are not dependent upon enrollment certification processing by Thomas Edison State University or receipt of allowances from the VA.

Instructions on Selecting the Payment Option
After you register for your courses online via Online Student Services, you will proceed to the University’s online payment system. Select the "Payment Plans" tab from the Main Navigation section and follow these instructions:

How to Enroll In Thomas Edison State University Payment Plan

  1. Once you have completed your course registration in Online Student Services and you are on the screen that says: REGISTRATION PAYMENT IS REQUIRED, click on the “Make a Payment” button at the bottom of the page.
  2. On the next screen, click on the Payment Plans tab at the top of the page.
  3. The next screen states “New Payment Plans are available,” choose "Enroll Now."
  4. Select the term you just registered for, and after reading about the plan, choose "continue."
  5. Click on “Display Payment Schedule," after reviewing page, choose continue.
  6. Read the paragraph at the top of the page, and then select your "Payment Method."
  7. After you have selected your payment method, complete the information on the right side of the screen and select "continue" when finished.
  8. The next page is the Payment Plan Agreement, review the page. At the bottom you must check the box to agree to the terms.
  9. Choose "continue" once you have agreed to the terms and conditions. 
  10. The next page is your Payment Receipt for the $35 payment plan fee. Click on the "My Account" tab top and choose "Log Out" once you have completed the process.

Payment Plan Enrollment Instructions (Diagrammed)