Financial Assistance Available to Students


Through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA), students may be eligible to receive grant assistance for costs associated to their education.

Under the CRRSAA, Truman has established student emergency funding to assist eligible students with “exceptional need” as it relates to a student’s cost of attendance or for emergency costs related to the COVID-19 pandemic. A limited amount of funding is available for students who meet specific requirements. Money received through this fund does not need to be repaid, and this fund does not impact or replace any financial aid students may currently receive.

Grants can be applied to costs associated with: tuition; food; housing; books/supplies; transportation; personal expenses (clothing, personal items, laundry, etc.); health care; or child care.

Based on current Department of Education guidance, Pell Grant eligible students were automatically awarded a block grant amount if they did not fall into one of the following categories: not Title IV eligible due to satisfactory academic progress issue; unresolved C flag on 2020-2021 FAFSA; enrolled in less than six credit hours for spring 2021; withdrawn from spring 2021; or non-degree seeking.

Additionally, non-Pell Grant eligible students with a valid 2020-2021 FAFSA on file with unmet need of $100 or more were determined to be eligible for emergency CRRSAA grant funds if they did not fall into one of the previous categories. All eligible students will be emailed instructions on how to apply online via TruView.

Truman received a limited amount of grant funding. Grant amounts will be determined based on the number of applications received and the specific needs presented in the applications. The grant amount will need to fit within the cost of attendance for eligible students who are required to submit an application. The University cannot guarantee that all applications submitted will be eligible for funding.

More information about the CRRSAA grant, as well as some frequently asked questions, can be found here.

Students who are not eligible, or attempt to apply but do not receive a CRRSAA grant and still have financial need, should contact the Financial Aid Office at or at 660.785.4130. Students can also find financial aid information online at
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