In an effort to assist those whose education has been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic Thomas Edison State University is temporarily lowering the tuition rate for visiting undergraduate students taking courses this summer.

The University Board of Trustees has approved a reduction of $145 per credit for in-state New Jersey residents and a reduction of $35 per credit for out-of-state students, effective for enrollments in the May, June or July terms.

“We don’t want students to lose their higher education momentum during this crisis,” said Thomas Edison State University President Merodie A. Hancock. “This is not the time to charge our visiting students any more than our degree-seeking, enrolled students pay.”

Thomas Edison offers courses in more than 100 areas of study that can be transferred to another college or university. Students will benefit from TESU’s expertise in online course delivery, 24/7 student support, zero textbook cost options and institutional accreditation.

“It’s important that students check first with the advisement team at their home institution to confirm course transferability,” noted Hancock. “But, we have been a leader in delivering courses to wherever students happen to be since 1972 and we hope this initiative helps students continue their educational journey during these challenging times.”

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