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  • To discuss financial aid information by phone or in person, a consent to release form must be completed via your myGate account under the Academics tab.
  • MSU Financial Aid will never request personal identification or confidential information to access your account.
  • Visit the Bursar's Office  for upcoming dates/deadlines
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      Financial Aid Office

      Murray State University
      500 Sparks Hall
      Murray, KY 42071-3312


      (270) 809-2546
      (800) 272-4678, ext 3

      (270) 809-3116 fax

      Office Hours
      University closure dates
      Monday - Friday 

      January - May
      8:00 am - 4:30 pm CST

      June - July
      7:30 am - 4:00 pm CST

      August - December
      8:00 am - 4:30 pm CST

    • Loans are forms of funding that have to be paid back to your lender. Your lender may be the school or the Federal Government.  You must sign a promissory note to receive a loan.  For more information, visit Student Aid on the Web.


      Financial Aid Loan Types

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      • Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan

      • Federal Direct PLUS Loan for Graduate and Professional Students

      • Federal Direct Subsidized Loan

      • Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan

      • Federal Perkins Loan

      • Nursing Loan

      • Owen Loan

      • Private Loans-Fast Choice

      Loan Counseling

      In order to receive the Federal Direct Subsidized, Unsubsidized, and Graduate PLUS loans, you must complete entrance counseling.  Once you are no longer at least 1/2 time, you must complete direct loan exit counseling for the Federal Direct Subsidized, Unsubsidized, and Graduate PLUS loans.


      Loan Promissory Notes

      In order to receive the loans, a promissory note but be signed. 

      To receive the Federal Direct Subsidized, Unsubsidized, Parent PLUS, and Graduate PLUS loans, visit the Student Loan website to sign the promissory note.

      In order to receive the Federal Perkins, Nursing, or Owen loan, after you accept your Perkins loan on your myGate portal, the next day, you will receive an email and a website to visit to sign the promissory note.


      Loan Repayment

      Loan Repayment Information


      Murray State University Loan Code of Conduct

      The belief that you or any other student should not be denied an education because of financial need is the cornerstone of the student financial aid program at Murray State. Upon this cornerstone is built a foundation of financial opportunities which include grants, loans, part-time employment and scholarships. This foundation supports Murray State's desire to provide educational opportunities for all qualified students.

      Code of Conduct


      Financial Aid Awareness-Know Your Finances!

      Being aware of your financial situation is one step closer to managing your finances. Below is a link to assist you in understanding your finances.


      Financial Awareness Counseling (this is not entrance counseling)
      (select "Financial Awareness Counseling" under "Tools and Resources")


      Direct Lending

      Direct Loan Comparison Chart

      Frequently Asked Questions for Direct Lending

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