Why Thomas Edison State University Needs You

Five Reasons to Support TESU

  • 01
    TESU’s mission is global
    We are one of a few institutions that offer the depth and breadth of distance learning courses to motivated adults. Delivering flexible, affordable education all over the world can be expensive. Making a difference is worth it.
  • 02
    Every gift makes a difference
    Most gifts to Thomas Edison State University Foundation are under $1,000. But together they add up to thousands for scholarship, technology, and new programs.
  • 03
    Tuition only covers part of the real cost of a Thomas Edison State University education
    The generosity of alumni, friends and organizations help to keep tuition costs affordable for everyone.
  • 04
    Most major gifts are restricted
    The majority of endowed gifts are directed toward a particular school, department, program or purpose. Annual, expendable gifts provide immediate, flexible support.
  • 05
    State funding has substantially declined
    Although TESU is a public university, state funding covers only a very small percentage of the University's operating budget.