Parents & Families of Future Students
Public university in the Midwest for 18 years running (U.S. News & World Report)
Your student will have many academic paths to pursue at Truman – with an array of academic programs, there is plenty of room for growth and exploration. Ambitious students looking for a challenge can look forward to our Honors Scholar Program. Your student will also discover connections across a wide variety of endeavors through student research, study abroad, internships, and service learning projects.
Active & Involved
Whether your student joins one of Truman’s nearly 240 clubs or organizations, attends campus programming events from the Student Activities Board or the Kohlenberg Lyceum Series, gets involved in Residence Life, works out at the Student Recreation Center, or participates in one of the varsity, club, or intramural sports, they will always have something to do on campus.
And of course you are welcome on campus, too! You and your student can have a fun weekend together during Family Day or Homecoming when there are many fun events scheduled for you! Stay updated on all the events and activities available to your student at Truman – or find some you want to attend – by checking out the University Calendar!
University Counseling Services and the Student Health Center can provide your student with mental healthcare and general medical care, while the Department of Public Safety will be available around the clock to provide both emergency and non-emergency assistance to your student should they ever need it.
Your student will also have access to the Center for Academic Excellence, which provides a multi-faceted academic support program and also houses your student’s Academic Advisor. Additionally, there are many specialty offices that can assist your student with various needs throughout their time at Truman, including the Career Center, Information Technology Services, the Multicultural Affairs Center, and Disability Services.
If you’re concerned about the cost of college for your student, know that Truman is consistently ranked as a "Best Value College" for high-quality academics. Truman’s merit based scholarship program is one of the most generous in the country, and your student may qualify for one or several of Truman’s automatic and competitive scholarships.
The Office of Financial Aid is the perfect resource for you or your student if you have questions about federal, state, or local loans, loan applications, need-analysis packets, grants, or work study options. You are encouraged to complete and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) so that your student can be considered for need-based financial assistance.
"I love the easiness to get to know your professors and the resources that are available for students. It is easy to see the faculty’s dedication toward the students’ success, and I especially like that we are constantly challenged to be better."
– Roberto R., Psychology & Biology Double Major