Financial Aid

We want to help you get the high-quality education Truman is known for so you can cultivate a broad range of talents and interests.

Truman is strongly committed to offering affordable access to educational excellence, and the Financial Aid Office is available to help you.

We process the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) results to determine federal, state, and some University eligibility and answer questions about grants, loans, and work programs. We also provide information about scholarship service and renewal for returning students (the Admission Office helps incoming freshmen and new transfer students with questions regarding eligibility for Truman scholarships).

And if you’re looking for information about private scholarship check processing, funding for study abroad or summer school, budgeting, financial literacy, or loan counseling, the Financial Aid Office has resources to assist you.

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of students qualify for scholarships
almost 60% of students graduate with no student loan debt

Paying for College


Scholarships are offered to students based on academic performance and/or achievements and talents.

Grants and Loans

A grant is typically need-based and does not have to be repaid. A student loan is money you borrow and repay with interest.

Student Employment

You can offset college expenses and gain valuable work experience with a part-time job.

Payment Plans

Truman offers payment plans that allow you to pay your tuition in installments.

Estimating Aid

There are several tools you can use to get estimates regarding your eligibility for student aid and the cost of attending Truman State University.

More about estimating aid

Submitting the FAFSA

If you are a U.S. citizen, your first step to applying for scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study is to complete the FAFSA.

More about the FAFSA

More Financial Aid Opportunities