Truman Establishes $50 Surcharge for Full-Time Students

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 and pick up an issue of the Index.