We can point you in the right direction for student aid from the U.S. government.
Your first step should be to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), online if possible. Within 2-3 weeks, you will receive a response with the kind of federal student aid you qualify for, if any. The FAFSA is a required first step for many government aid programs.
There are several federal grants you can apply for, based on your need and qualifications.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant - You may qualify for this grant if you have exceptional financial need.
Federal Pell Grant - Only available to undergraduate students, the amount of aid you receive depends on your financial need, cost of attendance, and more.
Direct Stafford Loans - All students are eligible for Stafford loans. They may be subsidized (government pays the interest while you are in school) or unsubsidized (you pay the interest, though it can be deferred until after graduation), based on certain eligibility requirements.
Perkins Loans - Low interest (5%) federal student loans for undergraduate and graduate students with exceptional financial need, with the school acting as the lender. Truman participates in this program.
Nursing Loans - Low interest (5%) loan for nursing students currently enrolled at Truman who meet certain criteria.
Plus Loans - Low interest loans (6.41%) your parents can take out to help pay for your education expenses as long as you are a dependent enrolled in an undergraduate program.
Work-Study - Part-time jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need, allowing you to earn money to help pay education expenses. The program encourages community service work and work related to your course of study.