Veterans and Military Personnel

To be approved for certification for veterans’ benefits at Thomas Edison State University, a course must be designated as online, Guided Study.  TECEP®, Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) and e-Pack® courses are not eligible for veterans’ benefits. Students using the Post 9/11 GI Bill®/Chapter 33 VA benefits, once all of the necessary forms are completed, will be able to register for classes and payment will be forwarded from Veterans Affairs to Thomas Edison State University. For students using any other VA Chapter benefits, tuition and fees are due upon enrollment; Veterans Affairs will reimburse the student according to VA policy. Students are responsible for securing the necessary VA forms, which must be submitted with the registration. Additional information may be obtained online at, from the Thomas Edison State University Office of Military and Veteran Student Success by calling 609-777-5696, or from the local VA office.

Students who are active-duty military may be eligible for tuition assistance. Students can contact their military education office for details. Army and National Guard wishing to use tuition assistance should use the Army’s Tuition Assistance portal located at  Active-duty, reserve, and National Guard service members pursuing an undergraduate degree from Thomas Edison State University 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 University undergraduate degree still qualify for MDCP or NCPDLP tuition rates.

Students participating in the military education programs have an academic residency requirement. Twenty-four credits must be earned from Thomas Edison State University for bachelor’s degree students and 12 credits must be earned from Thomas Edison State University for associate degree students.

Thomas Edison State University is a participating institution in the Navy College Program Distance Learning Partnership (NCPDLP), the Navy College Program for Afloat College Education (NCPACE), and the ArmyIgnitED program. It is also a Level One provider for both the Coast Guard Institute and the Army National Guard Education Support Center.

  • College Partnership with the Community College of the Air Force.
  • Community College of the Air Force General Education Program (GEM)
  • Air University Associate to Baccalaureate Cooperative Program (AU-ABC)

Obtain additional information by calling the Office of Admissions and Enrollment Services at 609-777-5680.