Student Loans: What are the differences?

Thoughts from Admissions

  • Student Loans: What are the differences?

    February 25, 2015

    So now you’ve read our post about ways to afford college, and now that you have completed the FAFSA, I want to discuss something everyone will qualify for: Student Loans. There are a number of ways to look at student loans. Some feel that they are a necessary part of making a college education possible, […]

  • Applying as a Transfer

    February 17, 2015

    This blog post has been adapted from a personal blog post I wrote a number of years ago and I hope you enjoy! An application seems like an easy enough task to complete, but as a potential transfer student, you need to be aware of a number of things. Truman tries to provide transfer students […]

  • Checking My Transfer Credit

    I recently finished a post about applying as a transfer, and knew that you would only have more questions. In this post, I’ll discuss what Truman will do to make sure you know how your credit will transfer to Truman. In this post, I answer some Frequently Asked Questions regarding how your credit can transfer […]

  • How do I afford college?

    February 9, 2015

    There are three different ways that most people pay for college. And to be honest, most students and families will use some combination of the three to make it through. I’m not making this up! Check out this SallieMae post. Although the topic of paying for college is too broad to talk about all of […]

  • Competitive Scholarships

    January 29, 2015

    It’s that time of the year – time to start applying for some very competitive scholarships. But there is one thing that will make life a little bit easier: you don’t need to apply for any of Truman’s competitive scholarships! Remember, it’s all included It’s been a while, but remember when we discussed how applying […]

  • Not a Deadline, but You Want to Apply

    November 24, 2014

    December 1st is quickly approaching. That magical date when so many colleges and universities require that you apply for admission. Truman is not completely exempt from this, as we have a priority date of December 1st as well. What’s a Priority Date? A priority date at Truman means that your complete application for admission receives […]

  • A Free Application? What’s the Catch?

    November 20, 2014

    Catch? No catch. OK, see you soon! You’ve Got Enough Stress in Your Life Alright, I’m just kidding, about the end of this post that is. But there really isn’t a catch. You’ve got enough to worry about besides whether the application fee was submitted. There’s that whole being a senior thing. Plus there’s Winter […]

  • Free Advice on Housing Applications

    October 16, 2014

    So many people ask me, “What’s the best dorm on campus??” It’s an impossible question. Ask anyone who has ever gone to Truman, and you’ll get a different answer every time. We are fiercely proud of the first dorms we lived in: our own mascots and traditions, locations on campus, best studying spots. But there is […]

  • Options When You Visit

    September 27, 2014

    This post adapted from a previous blog post The (Bull)dog Days of Summer by Valerie. There are many things you can do during a fall or spring visit! And we hope that you will take the time to come and visit us. There is no better way to imagine yourself as a Bulldog than to […]

  • Should I Include Discontinued Extra-Curriculars?

    September 15, 2014

    While looking for ideas and content to share with you, I found a great article from Wise College Geek. Although I would have loved to have come up with this one on my own, they beat me to it. There are a number of things that our Admission Committee will look at when you apply, […]