5% off Tuition – Thomas Edison State University

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By taking free courses at OnlineDegree.com there are 44 units of available credit that could be applied towards your degree at TESU. Saving even more money and time.

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+$2994 - 5% Tuition Discount (Ex. $499 credit hour fees * 120 Units)
$8982 - Credit from Courses (Ex. $499 credit hour fees * 18 Units)


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About Thomas Edison State University

Thomas Edison State University is one of New Jersey’s 11 public institutions of higher learning and one of the oldest schools in the country designed specifically for adults. With 15,272 degree seeking students, the institution is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, and is focused on providing distinctive undergraduate and graduate education for self-directed adults through flexible, high-quality collegiate learning and assessment.

Chartered in 1972, it is committed to making available educationally valid learning opportunities which serve as alternatives to college classroom study and which are appropriate to the varied needs and learning styles of adults.

Why We Like Thomas Edison


Serving busy, motivated adults is the only thing Thomas Edison State University does. TESU is one of the oldest colleges in the country dedicated exclusively to adults, and they’ve designed their programs specifically with that purpose in mind. They offer associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs in more than 100 areas of study as well as undergraduate, graduate and professional certificates.

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  • How is this tuition discount possible with TESU?

    TESU looks for innovative ways to help non-traditional students finish their degree. They partner with organizations that provide non-collegiate alternative credit programs that meet the academic rigor equivalent to college credit. OnlineDegree.com is one of those organizations and has 15 college-level courses that have been reviewed and verified by TESU. The courses provide 44 units of available credit that could be applied towards your degree…tuition-free. In addition to credit, they’ve also offered all OnlineDegree.com enrolled students a 5% discount on tuition you can apply towards your degree. You can get the discount when you enroll at TESU or by simply clicking “Activate” when you’re logged in at OnlineDegree.com.

  • What are the terms or limitations for TESU’s tuition discount?

    TESU has worked with OnlineDegree.com to offer a tuition reduction of 5% less than the prevailing New Jersey resident  and non-New Jersey resident undergraduate and the graduate per credit tuition rate established for all Thomas Edison State University credit offerings. The reduction in tuition only applies at the time of enrollment in a specific course, and no other University fees are reduced. To be eligible, you must complete a minimum of 1 course with OnlineDegree.com (tuition-free!)

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    Yep! It’s free to take as many courses as you want. Our goal is to make college more affordable and approachable for the millions of people that want to go to school. We’ve made sure it’s accessible to everyone regardless of their financial situation. Enroll in as many as you’d like.

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    No! All of our college-level courses are introductory and meant for beginners without backgrounds in the particular subjects. You don’t need to prepare, or take anything before.  As long as you have your GED/High School Diploma, you can just register, choose the courses you want, and begin learning.

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    Check with an academic advisor at TESU. OnlineDegree.com has 44 units available through it’s courses that could apply.  Based on information from their website, they also allow a total of 117 transferable units from a regionally accredited 4-year institution, and 80 from a regionally accredited community college. You’ll want to inquire with a TESU academic advisor though to confirm which courses could best apply to your specific major or degree of interest, and how they combine with other units you’ve earned.

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    It’s completely free to take all of the courses, the textbooks, and generate a transcript. However, when you take a final exam, a 3rd-party online proctoring service, RPNow, needs to monitor you to make sure there’s no cheating. It’s standard practice for all online testing at the college-level. We’ve negotiated the fee on your behalf, and they will only charge you a small fee of $9. OnlineDegree.com though doesnt charge you anything for taking as many courses as you’d like…no fees or tuition, ever, period.

  • Which OnlineDegree.com courses could apply towards my degree at TESU?

    You can view the course mapping here. Although 15 courses at OnlineDegree.com can be accepted for a total of 44 credits, your particular major/degree will dictate which courses can specifically be applied though. Check with an academic advisor at TESU.  You can also view our general Transfer Guide for more details.

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    Nope! No class schedules, and no fixed times. Our courses are available anytime, and completely self-paced. We understand how busy adults are, and we’ve created our system to accomodate anyone’s schedule. Our system always keeps track of your progress…grab a sandwich, go see a movie, etc. When you come back online, you’ll pick up right where you left off.

  • Does This Guarantee I’ll Be Accepted at an Eventual University?

    No, no one can guarantee your acceptance other than the actual university where you’re applying. They always have the final decision. Each university has different guidelines and requirements on how they admit students into their school. This can include GPA, SAT/ACT scores, extracurricular activities you’ve participated in, etc. At many universities, transfer students have higher rates of acceptance vs freshman enrolling out of high school. That means earning units at a community college or through OnlineDegree.com can potentially increase your odds of getting into the school you want. Ask the eventual university where you’re applying to find out what things they take into consideration.

  • Does OnlineDegree.com “grant credit”?

    Remember that OnlineDegree.com is not a university and does not and cannot “grant credit” – the option to grant credit always belongs to the college or university and will further depend on whether a course fits into your degree program. Our goal at OnlineDegree.com is to help you receive credit at a university by taking our free college-level courses. We want to save students time and money to get their degree. To do that, we work with a number of participating accredited universities who’ve agreed to recognize our courses directly, and our courses have also earned a recommendation for credit from the National College Credit Recommendation Service (NCCRS) who’s recommendations are considered by over 1400 universities and colleges nationwide in their network.

  • What if I’m Already Enrolled at a University?

    You should first contact your university and see what their policy is for obtaining credits while you’re enrolled.   If so, direct them to the NCCRS website to inquire if they’ll accept the course(s) you’d like to take towards your current major.

  • What If I’m an International Student Outside of the United States?

    Sorry, we’re not yet able to accept international students living outside of the United States.  Currently, OnlineDegree.com is available to U.S. citizens (living in or outside of the U.S.), or international students living within the United States.

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