Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund

ARP (HEERF III) Funding Information

Under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP), Truman has established student emergency funding to assist eligible students with ‘exceptional need’ as it relates to a student’s cost of attendance or for emergency costs related to coronavirus. A limited amount of funding is available for students who meet specific requirements.

Grant amounts will be determined based on the specific needs of the student. Truman cannot guarantee all applications submitted will be eligible for funding.

The following is a list of expenses that can be considered for grant assistance as it relates to an eligible student’s cost of attendance or for emergency costs related to coronavirus:

  • Tuition
  • Food
  • Housing
  • Books/supplies
  • Transportation
  • Personal expenses (clothing, personal items, laundry, etc.)
  • Health care
  • Child care

ARP grant eligibility is set utilizing current guidance provided by the Department of Education. This guidance is subject to change. Therefore, student eligibility may change if/when the Department issues further directives.

Pell Grant eligible students receive an automatic ARP grant and are not required to submit an application.  Non-Pell Grant eligible students and students who are not eligible to submit a FAFSA receive an email from the Financial Aid Office with details on how to apply online. Applications will be reviewed and, if approved, grant funds will be disbursed to student accounts. Students who submit an application have the option to have ARP grant funds applied to fees on their student account or refunded in its entirety.  Students should have signed up for direct deposit of refunds to receive the funds as quickly as possible.

ARP FAQ

CRRSAA (HEERF II) Funding Information

Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA), Truman has established student emergency funding to assist eligible students with ‘exceptional need’ as it relates to a student’s cost of attendance or for emergency costs related to the COVID-19 pandemic. A limited amount of funding is available for students who meet specific requirements.

Grant amounts will be determined based on the specific needs of the student. Truman cannot guarantee all applications submitted will be eligible for funding.

The following is a list of expenses that can be considered for grant assistance as it relates to an eligible student’s cost of attendance or for emergency costs related to the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • Tuition
  • Food
  • Housing
  • Books/supplies
  • Transportation
  • Personal expenses (clothing, personal items, laundry, etc.)
  • Health care
  • Child care

CRRSAA grant eligibility is set utilizing current guidance provided by the Department of Education. This guidance is subject to change. Therefore, student eligibility may change if/when the Department issues further directives.

Pell Grant eligible students receive an automatic CRRSAA grant and are not required to submit an application.  Non-Pell Grant eligible students with unmet need receive an email from the Financial Aid Office with details on how to apply online. Applications will be reviewed and, if approved, grant funds will be disbursed to student accounts. Students who submit an application have the option to have CRRSAA grant funds applied to fees on their student account or refunded in its entirety. Students should have signed up for direct deposit of refunds to receive the funds as quickly as possible.

CRRSAA FAQ

For more information, contact the Financial Aid Office at finaid@truman.edu or at 660-785-4130.

CARES ACT (HEERF I) Funding Information

Under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Truman has received funds to provide emergency grants to students with unforeseen emergency expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19. A limited amount of funding is available for students who meet specific requirements.

Grant amounts will be determined based on the specific needs of the student. Truman cannot guarantee all applications submitted will be eligible for funding.

The following is a list of expenses that can be considered for grant assistance if they were incurred in “direct relation to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus”:

•    Food
•    Housing
•    Course materials
•    Health care
•    Child care
•    Technology-related expense

CARES grant eligibility is set by current guidance provided by the Department of Education. This guidance is evolving and is subject to change. Therefore, student eligibility may change if/when the department issues further directives.

Eligible students should have received an email from the Financial Aid Office with details on how to apply. Applications will be reviewed and, if approved, grant funds will be disbursed to student accounts. Students should have signed up for direct deposit of refunds to receive the funds as quickly as possible. The full amount of the grant awarded will be deposited. Any outstanding balance owed to the University will remain the responsibility of the student.

CARES Act FAQ Application (PDF)

Required Reporting for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students

For more information, contact the Financial Aid Office at finaid@truman.edu or at 660-785-4130.