Costs, Scholarships, and Financial Aid
While a high quality education is not cheap, Truman places affordability as one of the institution's core values. Truman's affordable cost has received national recognition from such news sources as Kiplinger's Personal Finance, Forbes Magazine, and The Princeton Review.
Although candidates are considered for admission on a rolling basis throughout the year. Competitive scholarship review begins in January. Students wishing to be considered for all scholarships and financial aid programs are strongly encouraged to apply for admission and submit a resume/activity list by January 1. The application for admission also serves as the application for Truman's automatic and competitive scholarships. Students are notified of any automatic scholarship awards in the acceptance letter. You must be accepted for admission by January 15 to receive full consideration for Truman's competitive scholarship program.
Truman also offers talent-based awards in athletics, forensics (speech and debate), and fine arts. Consideration for these awards requires that you establish contact with these departments and complete additional steps beyond submitting the admission application.
In addition to scholarship, you may receive assistance in financing your Truman education through federal financial aid. Federal aid is available in three basic categories: grants (which do not need to be repaid), loans and work-study. To determine your eligibility for federal financial aid you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after January 1.
If you wish for your financial need to be considered during Truman's competitive scholarship review process, we strongly suggest you file the FAFSA as early as possible and list Truman as a recipient of the results.