Tuition & Cost

Truman’s exceptional value has received national recognition from news sources such as Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Forbes Magazine, and The Princeton Review.

  • Boasting some of the lowest tuition and required fees in Missouri, full-time students taking 12-17 credit hours pay a flat fee.
  • Truman’s competitive out-of-state tuition is less than many surrounding state universities’ in-state tuition.
  • Our alumni have the lowest default rate on student loans of all public colleges and universities in Missouri.
  • Approximately half our seniors graduate without any federal student loan debt because of the many ways we help you fund your education.

Undergraduate Costs

Type of CostIn-State CostOut-of-State Cost
Tuition (2017-18)7,35214,136
Room & Board (estimate) *8,6388,638
Required Fees (estimate)**654654
Total Direct Costs$16,644$23,428

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Graduate Studies Costs

Looking for information about cost to attend one of our graduate programs? Specific details can be found here.

Additional points when budgeting for Truman:

  • Use your actual room & board rate when you know it. The Room and Board estimate is based on an average cost of Double Occupancy rooms and the 14-meal plan.
  • There may be additional charges for discretionary fees – parking sticker ($130/year), course overloads (over 17 credit hours per semester), special course, lab or materials fees, etc.
  • Books and supplies are purchased separately and not billed through the University. Costs vary but an amount should be estimated when determining a realistic budget for the year. (Based on a national average, the maximum amount allowed for books and supplies in our annual cost of attendance is $1,000.)
  • Personal Expenses and Transportation Costs vary from student to student but some amount needs to be considered in your personal budget planning. (Based on a national average, the amount allowed in our annual cost of attendance is $3,800.)

*The average double occupancy room and board rate for 2017-2018 is $8,638. This average is calculated using a 14-meal plan.
**Required fees include New Student Orientation, Activities Fee, Athletic Fee, Information Technology Fee, Sustainability Fee and the Health Services Fee.

Please contact the Office of Admission at (660) 785-4114 or with any questions!

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