Tuition & Fees

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Students can withdraw from the University via TruView under Student Tab -> Student Data -> Registration by choosing “Withdraw from all courses”. Students withdrawing from the University should clear their records by completing all steps involved on TruView’s Withdrawal System. Students may withdraw from school through the last day of classes prior to final exam week. Students are liable for tuition penalties if withdrawal occurs after the last day to drop a full semester course. If a student fails to officially withdraw from the University, an F will be entered for all courses on his or her permanent record. The student is responsible for initiating withdrawal procedures for any semester for which he/she is enrolled or pre-enrolled. If the decision to withdraw is made while the student is not in attendance at the University, the student should withdraw via TruView prior to the first day of classes so as not to incur further tuition fees. Requests for transcripts are not construed as notification of intent to withdraw. For questions about the withdrawal process, contact the Provost and VPAA Office, McClain Hall 203, at 660-785-4105. Students who enroll and later decide not to attend Truman State University must officially withdraw before the classes begin for the enrolled semester. Students who fail to withdraw before the first day of classes are responsible for paying a percentage of the semester’s tuition, depending on the date the student officially withdraws via TruView.

Students must withdraw from all courses via TruView before the first day of  the semester to avoid incurring tuition charges. Students dropping individual classes after the free add/drop period while remaining enrolled in other courses is not entitled to a reduction in fees. General University guidelines for enrollment fee reduction are given below. (The University’s policy for a reduction of fees is separate from the Federal Refund Policy for student aid recipients; they are two very different procedures that impact a student’s account.) Here are the University guidelines for fee adjustments:

  1. A withdrawal from all courses prior to the first day of classes will receive a 100% reduction of enrollment fees for that semester.
  2. From the first day of classes through the first 10% of the enrollment period students receive a 90% reduction in enrollment fees.
  3. From the first 11% in time through the first 25% of the enrollment period students receive a 50% reduction in enrollment fees.
  4. From the first 26% in time through the first 50% of the enrollment period students receive a 25% reduction in enrollment fees.
  5. Students who withdraw from the University after the end of the 50% point in time must pay the entire enrollment fee charge.

Down payments that were advertised as non-refundable are excluded from fee reduction. This includes any housing down payments or contract deposits advertised as non-refundable after certain publicized cancellation dates. Housing has a breach of contract fee and a damage deposit. The $315 freshman orientation fee is also non-refundable.

All students who live on campus will have housing and food costs assessed through the last day of the week in which the student withdraws.

Students must officially withdraw from a semester via TruView under Student Tab -> Student Data -> Registration.

The University is required to repay federal financial aid according to Department of Education guidelines and formula. The federal programs are listed below. The amount of assistance a student has earned is based on the percentage of the semester that was attended. For example, if a student completes 30% of the enrollment period he earns 30% of the assistance he was scheduled to receive. Once the student completes more than 60% of the enrollment period he earns all the assistance he was scheduled to receive. Unearned funds must be returned to the student aid programs in the following order:

  1. Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loan
  2. Subsidized Federal Stafford Loan
  3. Federal Perkins Loan
  4. Federal PLUS Loan (Graduate Student)
  5. Federal PLUS Loan (Parent)
  6. Federal Pell Grant
  7. Federal SEOG (Grant)
  8. Other Federal Title IV Programs
  9. Other Federal, State, Province, or Institutional Student Financial Assistance
  10. Student

Since federal aid is repaid first there may be instances when a student will owe fees to the University because money was taken from the student’s account to repay the aid programs. Also, there could be unpaid charges such as a phone bill, fine, or housing, etc. Fees owed to the University must be paid by the student when a final bill is received from Truman.

If the student paid more than the amount required, a refund will be processed to reimburse the student. The University will perform the return to Title IV funds calculation and notify the student within 30 days after the withdrawal date.

For information about current tuition pricing and other information, please visit the Cost & Financial Aid page.

In accordance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA) each postsecondary institution that participates in Title IV federal student aid programs must post a net price calculator on its website that uses institutional data to provide estimated net price information to current and prospective students and their families based on a student’s individual circumstances. This calculator allows you to calculate an estimated net price of attendance at Truman (direct and indirect costs minus institutional and/or need-based aid). Keep in mind this calculation will not include the application of competitive scholarships and awards. New students are notified of these awards around March for fall enrollment and November for spring enrollment. Truman’s Net Price Calculator can be found at