Veterans and Military Personnel
To be approved for certification for veterans’ benefits at Thomas Edison State College, a course must be designated as either and online, Guided Study or TECEP®. PLA and e-Pack® courses are not eligible for veterans’ benefits. For students using the Post 9-11 GI Bill/ Chapter 33 VA benefits, once all of the necessary forms are completed, you will be able to register for classes and payment will be forwarded from Veterans Affairs to Thomas Edison State College. For students using any other VA Chapter benefits, tuition and fees are due upon enrollment; Veterans Affairs will reimburse you according to VA policy. You are responsible for securing the necessary VA forms, which must be submitted with your registration. Additional information may be obtained online at www.tesc.edu, from the Thomas Edison State College Office of Military and Veteran Education by calling (888) 442-8372, or from your local VA office.
If you are active duty military, you may be eligible for tuition assistance. Check with your military education office for details. Active duty Army soldiers wishing to use tuition assistance should use the Army’s Tuition Assistance portal located at www.GoArmyEd.com. Service members pursuing an undergraduate degree from Thomas Edison State College are advised to be in either the Military Degree Completion Program (MDCP) or the Navy College Program Distance Learning Partnership (NCPDLP). Service members not pursuing a Thomas Edison State College undergraduate degree qualify for nonmatriculated student rates.
Students participating in the military education programs have an academic residency requirement. Eighteen credits must be earned from Thomas Edison State College for bachelor’s degree students and 9 credits must be earned from Thomas Edison State College for associate degree students.
Thomas Edison State College is a participating institution in the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, the Navy College Program Distance Learning Partnership (NCPDLP), the Navy College Program for Afloat College Education (NCPACE), GoArmyEd and the eArmyU program. It is also a Level One provider for both the Coast Guard Institute and the Army National Guard Education Support Center.
Obtain additional information by calling the Office of Admissions toll free at (888) 442-8372.