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Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Thomas Edison State College tuition is $7,300 per year for in-state residents. This is 3% more expensive than the national average public four year tuition of $7,056. The cost is 66% cheaper than the average New Jersey tuition of $21,760 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 1st in New Jersey amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 39th most expensive 4 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $9,820 which represents a 35% premium.

Housing Costs

Thomas Edison State College doesn't offer on campus housing. If you're not living with family you will need to budget for food and housing in the Trenton area just like you would for a college with dorms. The estimated rent and meal expense per academic year for off campus housing is $5,103.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,700.

Other Living Expenses

Off-campus students should budget for $567 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-state New Jersey residents to go to TESC is $14,670 for the 2017/2018 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't have New Jersey residence can expect a one year cost of $17,190. Students residing at home with parents providing food and housing should budget a total cost of $9,567.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2017-2018 and 2016-2017 IPEDS survey response for Thomas Edison State College and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for Thomas Edison State College
Estimated Budgets
New Jersey Resident Total Budget (Living Off Campus)$14,670
   In-State Tuition$7,300
   Other Fees$0
   Off-Campus Housing Budget$5,103
   Off-Campus Other Budget$567
   Books and Supplies$1,700
New Jersey Resident Total Budget (Living with Parents)$9,567
   In-State Tuition$7,300
   Other Fees$0
   Family Provided Room and Board$0
   With-Family Other Living Budget$567
   Books and Supplies$1,700
Non-Resident Total Budget (Living Off Campus)$17,190
   Out-of-State Tuition$9,820
   Other Fees$0
   Off-Campus Housing Budget$5,103
   Off-Campus Other Budget$567
   Books and Supplies$1,700

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What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $14,670 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported TESC net price for in-state students is $0* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

0% of Thomas Edison State College students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $0. 0 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2014/2015 was $0. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Thomas Edison State College, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Thomas Edison State College
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$0*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid0%
Average Total Grant Aid$0
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants0%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$0

Average Net Price for In-State Students by Family Income

The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last published for the 2014/2015 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000n/a
$30,001 to $48,000n/a
$48,001 to $75,000n/a
$75,001 to $110,000n/a
$110,000+n/a

Average Financial Aid Mix - $14,670 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $14,670. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.

0%
0%
100%

Grants and Scholarships

 0% - $0

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, Thomas Edison State College or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 0% - $0

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket

 100% -  $14,103

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.


*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

Cost of a Degree

When considering ability to pay for college, the annual cost is often discussed but it's the "all in" multi-year degree cost which matters in the end. Let's take a look at what it could really cost for four years at Thomas Edison State College.

Estimated 4 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 4 year bachelor's degree at TESC is $58,680 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

If you end up on the "five year plan" and need an additional year to graduate, your five year cost could be as high as $73,350 or $0 using an average net price.

**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Other Costs

Estimated Cost Per Semester

Most colleges don't charge students on an annual basis but instead require payment semester by semester. If you ever need to take an additional semester of classes to complete you degree you shouldn't have to pay for a full academic year. These our estimated costs for a semester at Thomas Edison State College.

New Jersey Resident Tuition Per Semester$3,650
New Jersey Resident Total Cost Per Semester$7,335
Non-New Jersey Resident Tuition Per Semester$4,910
Non-New Jersey Resident Total Cost Per Semester$8,595

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at Thomas Edison State College are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at Thomas Edison State College
Price per credit hour for New Jersey residents$396
Cost for one class for New Jersey residents (3 credit hours)$1,188
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$499
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$1,497
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$1,996

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Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to Thomas Edison State College in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $5,508 to $7,300. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 6.5%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 4 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 4 year cost of $58,680.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for Thomas Edison State College.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2024$20,175$80,699
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2029$25,749$102,994
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2034 $32,862$131,450
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2037 $38,042$152,169

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Thomas Edison State College to the national average for all other colleges offering the same major. Use this comparison to determine particular programs where this school offers value relative to other colleges.

Area of Study Graduates vs National Avg
Humanities/Humanistic Studies Bachelor's Degree 651 60% cheaper
Social Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 385 55% cheaper
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other Associate's Degree 145 18% cheaper
Biological and Physical Sciences Bachelor's Degree 131 57% cheaper
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's Degree 126 52% cheaper
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Associate's Degree 97 23% cheaper
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other Associate's Degree 93 20% cheaper
Accounting Bachelor's Degree 64 54% cheaper
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians, Other Associate's Degree 56 3% costlier
Military Technologies and Applied Sciences, Other Associate's Degree 45 3% cheaper
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General Bachelor's Degree 33 51% cheaper
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other Associate's Degree 33 7% cheaper
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other Bachelor's Degree 28 56% cheaper
Business Administration and Management, General Associate's Degree 26 20% cheaper
Business Operations Support and Secretarial Services, Other Associate's Degree 22 1% costlier
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other Bachelor's Degree 18 51% cheaper
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Bachelor's Degree 16 53% cheaper
Operations Management and Supervision Bachelor's Degree 11 47% cheaper
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other Bachelor's Degree 10 49% cheaper
Finance, General Bachelor's Degree 6 54% cheaper
Human Services, General Associate's Degree 4 22% cheaper
Business/Commerce, General Associate's Degree 3 22% cheaper
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other Associate's Degree 1 27% cheaper

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About Thomas Edison State College

Thomas Edison State College is a four year public college located in Trenton, New Jersey.  Full time enrollment is 48 and part time is 12,441.  Thomas Edison State College has an open admission policy meaning that any prospective student who has completed high school or attained a GED certificate may enroll in classes. Learn more about Thomas Edison State College at CollegeSimply.

Students attending this school may pursue both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Address
Thomas Edison State College
101 W State St
Trenton, New Jersey
08608-1176

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Thomas Edison State College is a public not for profit institution. Public schools often represent the best value for your education dollar, especially when students qualify for in-state tuition.

Thomas Edison State College cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=187046 IPEDS survey data.