Board of Governors approve tuition increase

The Truman State University Board of Governors approved a 5% increase in tuition set to go into effect this upcoming year. 

An email from the President’s Office Monday afternoon stated there would be a tuition increase instated for the 2019-2020 academic year. This tuition increase affects both undergraduate and graduate students, as well as Missouri residents and out-of-state students. 

The email also stated there would be no increase in the Student Health Fee, the Student Activity Fee nor the academic program and course fees. 

Marla Fernandez, Director of Financial Aid, said the tuition fee for a full-time undergraduate Missouri resident will be $7,881 and $15,154 for an undergraduate non-Missouri resident. Last year, tuition rates were $7,425 for in-state students and $14,277 for non-Missouri residents. 

Fernandez said for full-time graduate students, tuition will be $9,260 for Missouri residents and $16,036 for non-Missouri residents. 

“It is imperative that Truman continues to provide a high quality educational experience,” President Sue Thomas said in the email. “This tuition increase, while undesirable, is essential in maintaining the quality of your educational experience.”