Cost & Financial Aid

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Cost of Tuition

At Truman, we believe in providing you with a high-quality liberal arts and sciences education that is also affordable. Truman State University offers a flat tuition fee for full-time students who take 12 to 17 credit hours per semester. Tuition also includes your Student Recreation Center and Student Union Fees. The figures listed are for the 2017/2018 academic year.

  • Missouri Residents (undergraduate): $7,352

  • Non-Missouri Residents (undergraduate): $14,136

Part-time students are assessed tuition on a per credit hour basis at $306 in-state and $589 out-of-state. Tuition for students pursuing graduate studies full-time (9 credit hours per semester) is also based on credit hours ($359.50 per hour up to 12 hours for Missouri residents and $623 per hour up to 12 hours for out-of-state students). See Graduate Enrollment Fees for details.

More Details Undergraduate Net Price Calculator

Types of Financial Aid


We understand that you have worked hard to get where you are today. We want to reward you for your efforts. Whether you will be a first-time college student or you are a seasoned Truman upperclassman, scholarships provide assistance in the pursuit of your college degree. Many scholarship opportunities are granted by Truman, but make sure to review the “Other Scholarships” link as well.

Grants and Loans

Grants, like scholarships, do not have to be repaid and are based on information you provide in your FAFSA.  Grant programs include the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Access Missouri Grant, Pell Grant, Truman Access Grant, and TEACH Grant.  Unlike grants and scholarships, loans do need to be repaid upon graduation.  Eligibility for loans is based on other aid you may be receiving in the form of scholarships and grants as well as information provided on your FAFSA.

Student Employment

Another way you can help fund your education is through the various employment opportunities we offer. Students at Truman participate in, among other things, federal work-study and campus employment.

Type of Aid

John Riti

I chose Truman because of the affordability and its academic reputation. I looked at other schools, both public and private, and discovered that Truman is on par academically with so many universities but for a fraction of the cost. I knew that I wanted a stellar education but didn’t want to graduate with thousands of dollars in debt, so Truman fit that mold perfectly.

John R., English Major, Communication & Film Studies Minor