Graduate Studies: Cost & Financial Aid
When you take your education to the next level and pursue graduate studies at Truman, you get a quality education for an affordable price. There are also several financial support opportunities available to our graduate students that include:
- GTRA Positions
- Midwest Student Exchange Program
- Truman State University Foundation Scholarships
- More Information
Graduate Enrollment Fees for 2015-2016
Graduate Studies: Tuition Per Semester
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Fees Per Semester:
- Activity: $45
- Health Clinic: $27
- Athletic: $50
- Info Tech Fee: $17
All charges are assessed on the student's official account through the Business Office. Their general hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Cashier's Window is open from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Payments should be made payable to Truman State University. Questions regarding payments may be directed to Student Accounts or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Additional special class fees may be assessed depending upon individual course selection.
- Graduate hours over 15 will be charged the hourly rate plus $100 for each hour.
- Students taking combination of undergraduate and graduate hours will be assessed separately for the numbers of undergraduate and graduate hours taken.
International students who have earned an undergraduate degree or completed an exchange program at Truman State University qualify for a waiver of the out-of-state portion of tuition for graduate studies at Truman. You can download the application for Non-Resident International Tuition Waiver here or pick up the application for the waiver in the Graduate Office, McClain 203. Applications for this waiver may be submitted to the Graduate Office after the undergraduate degree is awarded or the exchange program is completed. The waiver applies to "future" tuition and fees only and may not be approved retroactively.
The university offers a number of Graduate Teaching/Research Assistantship (GTRA) positions for qualified applicants. The assistantship includes a cash stipend and a fee waiver of up to nine credit hours per academic semester. All books, supplies, and special course fees are the responsibility of the student. The GTRA is contracted to work on a one-fourth time (quarter-time) basis. Some assistantships are renewable for a second year.
The deadline for consideration for GTRA positions for the following academic year is the 15th of February each year.
The GTRA application can be found along with the Online Application for Graduate Admission.
If you are a current Truman Graduate Student and would like to apply or reapply for a GTRA position, please use the link to the application below:
Current Student GTRA Application
(Note that this application is for current students only; prospective students need only to indicate their interest for consideration in their online application for admission. )
The Midwest Student Exchange Program, or MSEP, is a multi-state tuition reciprocity program. Truman State University participates in the Midwest Student Exchange Program. Through the MSEP, public institutions agree to charge students no more than 150% of the in-state resident tuition rate for specific programs; private institution offer a 10% reduction on their tuition rate. In order for the students to be eligible, they must be a legal resident of Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, or Wisconsin.
***Students residency in the participating MSEP state must be verified by Truman State University. To achieve this, students are asked to submit to the Graduate Office copies of the following items:
- Current home state driver’s license
- Current home state voter registration card
- Most recent tax return (or parent’s tax return if still being claimed as a dependent).
At a graduate level, MSEP has the following limitations:
- Graduate students must be enrolled full-time, meaning registered for more 9 or more graduate credits per semester they receive the waiver;
- The MSEP waiver has a limit of four semesters at the graduate level.
The MSEP waiver is paid as a flat-rate credit against your out-of-state tuition balance. For the 2015-2016 academic year, the MSEP rate is $888 per semester.
For additional information on Midwest Student Exchange Program, please contact the Graduate Office.
For information regarding Truman State University Foundation Scholarships applicable to Truman graduate students, contact:
Office of Advancement
Truman State University
Kirksville, MO 63501
Additional information concerning financial aid can be obtained from the Financial Aid Office's website or by contacting them:
Financial Aid Office
McClain Hall 103
Kirksville, MO 63501