Truman State University President Sue Thomas announced a $50 surcharge for all full-time students in an email sent Monday.
Truman’s Board of Governors voted to establish the surcharge in response to the $3.1 million budget reduction. The surcharge will cover approximately eight percent of the budget reduction.
Missouri Governer Eric Greitens announced an eight percent funding reduction for every four-year public higher education institution Jan. 8.
In addition to tuition and fees, the surcharge applies to all full-time students, those who are enrolled in 12 or more credit hours, according to the email.
The Foundation has established a Student Surcharge Grant to assist students who would otherwise experience “extraordinary financial hardship.”
For more information on the surcharge, stay connected to tmn.truman.edu and pick up an issue of the Index.