Truman State University

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Truman State University

as of 12/28/18

Lately I’ve been talking to a few of your students about two of the fundamental financial aid questions that come along with the college search:
  1. Is this college affordable?
  2. Is this college a good investment of my time and money?
I think you’ll agree that both of those questions are pretty important. So, I wanted to reach out to you and give you my thoughts on both of those questions and let you know how we answer them here at Truman State University.
  • Truman is one of the most affordable colleges in the country. Consumers Digest ranked us #1 on its list of “Best Values for Public Universities.” And the new 2019 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges includes Truman in the top ten “best buys” for public colleges. (We’re the only Missouri school.) Four years at Truman costs students about half of what they’d pay many other places.
  • 99% of our students receive financial aid and 96% receive merit scholarships. So it’s no surprise that more than half our students graduate with no debt. Princeton Review (2018) included Truman on its list of “Colleges That Pay You Back: The Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Buck.”
  • Looking for more value? Truman provides students with a private school education at a public school price. Classes are small, students and professors are able to build strong mentoring relationships, and there are lots of resources available as well as opportunities to explore and grow.
I hope this information was helpful. Please reach out with any questions!
Mark Clynes
Admission Counselor
Truman State University
Kirksville, Missouri

as of 11/2/18

Truman State University has an exciting announcement for your students at Oakville High School!

In an effort to streamline the application process, we are promising an accelerated admission
 which includes an admission essay waiver for select students.

For all first-year freshman applicants with at least a 27 ACT/1260 SAT and a 2.5 GPA or higher and
for students who are eligible for a TruMerit automatic scholarship, the admission essay is waived 
and an admission decision will be available within a few workdays of completion. Not sure
which students will receive a TruMerit scholarship? The eligibility charts are available online here:

While we still recommend all students submit an essay and activities list for competitive scholarship
consideration, we recognize the value of making quick decisions so students can begin planning their
academic future in earnest as soon as possible.

Will you share this news with students at Oakville High School that you think would make
great Truman students?

Mark Clynes
Admission Counselor
Truman State University
Kirksville, Missouri

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