Student Support Available Through CARES Act


Under the recently enacted Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Truman has received funds to provide emergency grants to students with unforeseen emergency expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19.  

A limited amount of funding is available for students who meet specific requirements. Grant amounts will be determined based on the specific needs of the student. Truman cannot guarantee all applications submitted will be eligible for funding.

The following is a list of expenses that can be considered for grant assistance if they were incurred in “direct relation to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus”:  

•    Food                
•    Housing
•    Course materials
•    Health care
•    Child care
•    Technology-related expense

CARES grant eligibility is set by current guidance provided by the Department of Education. This guidance is evolving and is subject to change. Therefore, student eligibility may change if/when the department issues further directives.  

Eligible students should have received an email from the Financial Aid Office with details on how to apply. Applications will be reviewed and, if approved, grant funds will be disbursed to student accounts. Students should have signed up for direct deposit of refunds to receive the funds as quickly as possible. The full amount of the grant awarded will be deposited. Any outstanding balance owed to the University will remain the responsibility of the student.

For questions or additional information, visit the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact the Financial Aid Office at or at 660.785.4130.
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