International Students

Visiting Student Costs

Want to learn in Truman’s world-class courses, experience student life with a diverse student body, and live on a beautiful, residential campus for just one or two semesters? Students who have completed high school can apply to enroll as visiting students to study one or two semesters at Truman.

Estimated Visiting International Student Costs (2022-2023)

Type of CostOne SemesterFull Year
Room & Board (estimate)$4,967.75$9,935.50
Required Recurring Fees (estimate)$702$1,404
Required Health Insurance$802$1,604
Total Estimated Recurring Billable Costs$14,827.75$29,655.50

Additional Points and Costs When Budgeting for Truman

The room and board estimate is based on the cost of a double occupancy room in Missouri Hall and the 15-meal plan. Visiting students are required to live on campus and participate in a meal plan, but there are multiple options with a range of prices. Students should budget based on their actual selections. Options can be found here:

Required recurring fees include the activity fee, student government fee, student health fee, athletic fee, information technology fee, sustainability fee, international student fee and enrollment fee average.

For the first semester, all incoming students are assessed fees for orientation and any TB testing or vaccinations required by student health. These one-time expenses are currently estimated at $1,000.

There may be additional charges for discretionary fees such as a parking sticker ($130/year), course overloads (more than 17 credit hours per semester), special course, lab or materials fees, etc.

Students must purchase their own books and supplies and should prepare to spend between $200 and $500 per semester.

Personal expenses and transportation costs vary from student to student but need to be considered in personal budget planning.

Please contact with any questions regarding international student expenses.

Waiver for Visiting Students from Netherlands Fulbright Program

Students attending Truman State University as a visiting student through the Netherlands Fulbright program receive a non-resident tuition waiver for their studies at Truman. For 2022-2023, this waiver is worth $8,022 per year and is deducted from the tuition cost shown in the chart above.