Enrolled Options Tuition Plan

Some students may not require the full complement of credit-earning options and student services covered under the Comprehensive Tuition Plan. For those students who want or need only to choose certain components of the plan, the College offers the Enrolled Options Tuition Plan. With this approach, as an enrolled student, you are required to pay the Annual Enrollment Tuition and the Technology Services Fee. Payment of this tuition component entitles you to a full year of College services including academic advisement and program planning. You may then choose what College credit-earning methods you require and will be charged for each option as outlined in the Enrolled Options Tuition Plan chart below.

Annual enrollment is paid every 12 months. Students who select the Enrolled Options Tuition Plan benefit from having the same annual enrollment, course tuition and fees for 24 consecutive months from the date of their initial enrollment. This means Enrolled Options students pay the same annual enrollment, course tuition and fees for two years with no increases.

Enrolled Options Tuition Plan: 2015-2016

Annual Enrollment Tuition  
New Jersey residents* $1,767
Out-of-state residents $3,296
International students $3,296
Technology Services Fee** $131

Course Tuition Per Credit Attempted
New Jersey residents $183
Out-of-state residents $247

TECEP® Examinations Per Credit Attempted
Matriculated $37
Non-Matriculated $50

Portfolio Assessment/Prior Learning Assessment Tuition
(per credit)
Single Course Process Per Credit Attempted
Matriculated $167
Non-Matriculated $230
PLA-100/200 Process Per Course Attempted
New Jersey residents
PLA 100 (one-credit course) $183
PLA 200 (two-credit course) $366
Out-of-state residents
PLA 100 (one-credit course) $247
PLA 200 (two-credit course) $494
Review Fee
One-to-12 credits $379
Additional 6 credits $215

*Regardless of residence, full-time active duty military personnel have the option to pay New Jersey residency tuition.
**Students who select the Enrolled Options Plan must pay an annual enrollment tuition and the technology services fee.

***Includes all students not enrolled under either the Comprehensive Tuition Plan or the Enrolled Options Plan.

NOTE: All tuition and fees listed here were approved on June 6, 2015, by the Board of Trustees of Thomas Edison State College and are effective July 1, 2015. Tuition and fees are subject to change.

NOTE: If your degree program requires a course not offered by Thomas Edison State College, then you may need to take that course at another institution. If so, you would be responsible for any and all costs incurred at that institution.

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, 2015 they have a thirty day grace period that ends on September 1, 2015.

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. Students that will not complete their final courses during the grace period will be required to extend their enrollment.

If a student has not renewed or extended their Annual Enrollment, Comprehensive Tuition, or enrolled in course or exam that will extend their active enrollment under one of the College's per credit tuition plans will become inactive at the end of the grace period. After a student is inactive they will be required to reapply to the College.

Change of Enrollment Plans

Students will be able to request a change to their enrollment plan, Enrolled Options, Comprehensive Tuition, or Per Service Tuition Plan, within ninety days from the start of their current year of service. The written requests must be sent to bursar@tesc.edu. Once received the Bursar's Office will change the enrollment plan and recalculate any tuition and fees if necessary.

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