Selecting the Right Tuition Plan

Comparing Our Tuition Plans: How many credits do you plan to take this year?

Before you select a tuition plan, you should carefully think about how many credits you plan to earn in a single year, from the start of your enrollment. Thomas Edison State College offers three tuition plans:

  • Comprehensive Tuition Plan:
    Ideal for students planning on completing their degree on a "full-time" schedule, students under this plan pay a one-time, flat tuition and may register for up to 36 credits in a single year and receive all student services entitled to enrolled students

Students who plan to complete their degree on more of a part-time basis and register for less than 24 credits in a year should consider either the Enrolled Options Tuition Plan or the Per Credit Tuition Plan.

  • Enrolled Options Tuition Plan:
    Students pay an annual enrollment tuition and a technology services fee (good for 12 months) before they register and pay course tuition on a per credit basis at their own pace
  • Per Credit Tuition Plan:
    Students register and pay for course tuition on a per credit basis directly after they apply and are accepted into a degree program

NOTE: Students who select the Per Credit Tuition Plan with the intention of graduating from Thomas Edison State College have academic residency requirements of 12 credits for an associate degree and 24 credits for a bachelor's degree. Residency requirements are met by earning credits via Thomas Edison State College Online (OL), Guided Study (GS) or e-Pack® (EP) courses, TECEP® exams (TE) or Portfolio Assessment (PA).

The charts below estimates a student's first year tuition costs based on how many credits they plan to take and which tuition plan they select.


For students paying in-state (NJ) tuition

  Number of Credits Per Credit Tuition Plan Enrolled Options Tuition Plan Comprehensive Tuition Plan
Students who plan to register for up to 6 credits in a single year, our Per Credit Tuition Plan may be the best value. 3 credits $1,221 $2,341 $5,871
6 credits $2,442 $2,866 $5,871
Students who plan to register for between 9-21 credits in a single year, our Enrolled Options Tuition Plan may be the best value.
Prices listed include annual enrollment tuition cost.
9 credits $3663 $3,391 $5,871
12 credits $4,884 $3,916 $5,871
15 credits $6,105 $4,441 $5,871
18 credits $7,326 $4,966 $5,871
21 credits $8,547 $5,491 $5,871
Students who plan to register for 24 credits or more in a single year, our Comprehensive Tuition Plan may be the best value. 24 credits $9,768 $6,016 $5,871
27 credits $10,989 $6,541 $5,871
30 credits $11,210 $7,066 $5,871
33 credits $13,431 $7,591 $5,871
36 credits $14,652 $8,116 $5,871

 


For students paying out-of-state tuition

  Number of Credits Per Credit Tuition Plan Enrolled Options Tuition Plan Comprehensive Tuition Plan
Students who plan to register for up to 12 credits in a single year, our Per Credit Tuition Plan may be the best value. 3 credits $1,473 $3,987 $8,647
6 credits $2,946 $4,695 $8,647
9 credits $4,419 $5,403 $8,647
12 credits $5,892 $6,111 $8,647
Students who plan to register for between 15-21 credits in a single year, our Enrolled Options Tuition Plan may be the best value.
Prices listed include annual enrollment tuition cost.
15 credits $7,365 $6,819 $8,647
18 credits $8,838 $7,527 $8,647
21 credits $10,311 $8,235 $8,647
Students who plan to register for 24 credits or more in a single year, our Comprehensive Tuition Plan may be the best value. 24 credits $11,784 $8,943 $8,647
27 credits $13,257 $9,651 $8,647
30 credits $14,730 $10,359 $8,647
33 credits $16,203 $11,067 $8,647
36 credits $17,676 $11,775 $8,647

Note: Tuition rates listed here are for 2014-2015 academic year, effective July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015, and do not include application or course registration fees.