Financial Aid Resources

Murray State University Net Price Calculator

Murray State University is pleased to provide this net price calculator as a guide to assist in early financial planning for college. This calculator will provide a preliminary estimate of federal, state and institutional aid eligibility, to help families gauge what aid the student may be awarded and to make arrangements to cover the cost of attendance.

Click on the following link to access the calculator: MSU Net Price Calculator

Federal Resources

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) provides grants, loans, and work-study opportunities to eligible students attending participating colleges or career schools. The ED is the source of nearly 70 percent of all student aid awarded in the U.S. each year. The vast majority of federal student aid is not based on academic merit. Visit this site for more information. You may also call the Federal Student Aid Information Center toll free: 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243). TTY for the hearing-impaired is 1-800-730-8913.

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Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The FAFSA is the Department of Education's (ED) Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  A new FAFSA must be completed for each award year in order to receive federal aid and Murray State University institutional scholarships. 

 Beginning with the 2017/2018 award year, the FAFSA will be available on October 1st, 2016. 

Complete or update your FAFSA by going to FAFSA.gov.

There is NEVER a charge to complete the FAFSA. If you are not on the .gov website, you are at the wrong location.

National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)

NSLDS stands for the National Student Loan Data System operated by the Department of Education (ED). By going to this site and entering specific identifying information, students can review their loan history, outstanding balances,  loan servicers, and other information regarding the loans and grants they have taken out over the course of their student career. All loans and grants from every university a student has attended appear on this website.

NSLDS website

Federal Student Loans Website

Go here to:
  • Complete entrance or exit counseling
  • Sign a Master Promissory Note (MPN)
  • Apply for the Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) loan (parent application)
  • Apply for Grad PLUS loan (for graduate students only)

 Loan Repayment and estimated payment amount

To learn about student loan repayment options, calculate an estimated repayment amount, and learn about other options for managing your student loans please visit the following site: studentaid.ed.gov. Once there, click on the "How to Repay Your Loans" tab.

State (KY) Resources

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Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA)

The Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) is a public corporation and governmental agency and instrumentality of the Commonwealth of Kentucky created to improve students' access to higher education. To that end, KHEAA administers several financial aid programs and disseminates information about higher education opportunities.

You can go to their website to:

  • Access Your KEES (Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship) Account,
  • Kentucky State Grants, Loans, and  Kentucky Teacher Scholarships,
  • Complete verification - (MSU has contracted  KHEAA to complete the verification process for students whose FAFSA has been selected for review. KHEAA contacts students on MSU's behalf and collects the necessary paperwork to complete the review.)

Vocational Rehabilitation

Vocational Rehabilitation benefits go to students with physical disabilities. Contact the Vocational Rehabilitation Office nearest your hometown. For Murray State, the local office information is located on this site.

MSU Resources

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Scholarships

MSU offers many scholarship opportunities.
Visit this site to apply online and find information on how to obtain a scholarship.

Veterans Affairs

Veterans Administration benefits include aid for veterans and eligible dependents under the GI Bill.
Visit this site for more information.

Athletics

Your coach should write or call Murray State’s head coach of the sport that interests you.

 

We're here to help! Contact Us:

500 Sparks Hall, Murray, KY 42071-3312
Email - msu.sfa@murraystate.edu
Phone - (270)809-2546
Toll free - (800)272-4678,ext 3
Fax - (270)809-3116
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