Financial Aid

 At Murray State University, we believe that no one should be denied an education because of financial need. That's why we work hard to provide a host of financial opportunities such as grants, loans, part-time employment, and state KEES scholarships.

The mission of the Office of Financial Aid is to offer opportunities for students to gain access to higher education through financial assistance from federal, state, and institutional aid. Our office strives to provide the highest quality of service while awarding all possible financial assistance and  supporting the University’s recruitment, enrollment, and retention efforts to enable students the ability to achieve their desired educational goals.

Complete the FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is an annual application that is required to determine a student's eligibility for grants, loans, and Federal Work-Study.  FAFSA applications become available each October 1st for the following academic year.  Complete the FAFSA online.

It is important that applicants apply for the FAFSA as soon as it becomes available in October. Some financial aid is awarded based on the initial FAFSA filing date. Using prior-prior year tax information will make the FAFSA process easier for families an students.

To make the FAFSA even easier, use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) that is available through the online FAFSA.

If you and/or your family have experienced a recent job loss or a significant reduction in income and you have already filed the 2021-2022 FAFSA, you can submit a 2021-2022 Professional Judgment Form Located on the Forms section of the Financial Aid/Scholarship portion of myGate.

7 Easy Steps to Filing FAFSA

FAFSA Available October 1st

Filing the FAFSA via the app - video

Net Price Calculator

Get an idea of what it will cost you to attend Murray State University. Our quick and convenient Net Price Calculator will provide an estimate based on tuition and fees, room and board, books and expenses as well as your eligibility for scholarships, grants and financial aid.

Consumer Information

Important reminders


Federal/state aid and scholarship payments to eligible students’ accounts will begin after the drop/add period, which is after the 5th day of classes.

  • Students are encouraged to sign up for direct deposit in order to receive refund checks in a timely manner. Direct deposit sign up is available in the Accounting and Financial Services Office located on the 2nd floor of Sparks Hall.
  • Students will be allowed to charge books to their student account at the Murray State University Bookstore.
  • Students who live off campus may email the Bursar at for an official letter which can be provided to landlords documenting the changes in the availability of refund checks.


Federal/state aid and scholarship payments to eligible students’ accounts will begin after the drop/add period, which is after the 5th day of classes.

FAFSA requirements

In order for institutional scholarships or discounts to pay to undergraduate students’ accounts, they must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Complete the FAFSA online.

If you have additional questions, please contact us at

Contact Us

500 Sparks Hall, Murray, KY 42071-3312
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Phone - (270)809-2546
Toll free - (800)272-4678,ext 3
Fax - (270)809-3116
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