Payment Options

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Students and parents have several payment options available to them to pay the balance of their Murray State student account. Options for payment are listed below. If you have questions regarding payment or charges applied to the student account, please contact the Murray State Office of the Bursar.


Student who have access to their myGate account have the ability to pay online though the payment portal located under their "Money" tab.

Once students have followed the "My Account" link under the "Money" tab, they will be re-directed to the payment website. Students will then use a web-based payment method to pay the balance of their student account using an electronic check from a checking or savings account, debit card, or credit card through Pay-Path®.

Students will also be able to view their e-billing statements, view statement history (and print copies), see current account balances, enroll in a payment plan, and authorize other users (such as parents or guardians) to view their e-bill and make payments on the balance due.

Note to Authorized Users:

Once your student has authorized you to access their account, you may sign into the payment website using the "Authorized User" box on the left hand side of the screen (under the first user log-in box).

U.S. Mail

Please allow time for mailing and processing of payments on all checks/money orders sent through the U.S. mail. Checks are processed when they are received and posted to the student account on that date.

Mail all written communication, payments (check/money order), and payments from 529 plans directly to:

Murray State University
Cashier's Office
200 Sparks Hall
Murray, KY 42071

All external scholarship checks should be sent to the Bursar's Office at the address below:

Murray State University
Bursar's Office
Attn: Terri Nance
200 Sparks Hall
Murray, KY 42071

Wire Transfer

Murray State University will accept funds via wire transfer to pay charges on the student accounts.

Payment Plans

Students can make payment arrangements with the Bursar's Office when the parents/student are unable to make a payment in full from personal funds (or student aid) by noon on the due date listed on the billing statement. Student may enroll in the payment plan through their myGate account.

By clicking on the MY ACCOUNT link under the MONEY tab of their myGate account - students will visit the payment website. From here - students will be able to enroll in the plan online. The links listed across the top of the screen will show available payment plan options. Students can select and enroll in the current semester's payment plan and MUST do so if they are not able to pay the full balance of the billing amount due by the due date.

  • There is a $30 enrollment fee each time the student enrolls in the plan. The payment plan is good for the entire semester - but each NEW semester that the student wishes to be enrolled in the plan - they will need to visit the payment website and re-enroll. This will result in a $30 set up fee each semester that the student elects to use the Murray State payment plan. There will be no other fees/charges associated with the payment plan unless the scheduled payment is made late (a payment is considered late if it is made 5 DAYS after the posted due date). The fee will be 0.65% of the total amount due and will be charged to the student account.
  • Payment of all fees in full is due by noon on the due date shown on the semester billing statement. Checks, credit cards (MC, AMEX, Discover Card, and VISA) and debit cards are acceptable forms of payment. **Please note: credit card payments are subject to a 2.95% service charge and can only be made ONLINE (not at the cashier's office).
  • Accounts with a balance of $200 or less will be due in full.

The Murray State Payment Plan contract is calculated on a semester basis and must be completed each semester. The total charges (tuition, housing, meal plan, and fees) less financial aid/scholarship/third-party authorizations for a semester result in the Murray State Payment Plan contract amount. At the beginning of each fall and spring semester this contract amount is divided into four payments - Fall payments are due August, September, October and November, Spring payments are due January, February, March and April. Payment plans for Summer Sessions are generally divided into three equal payments that are due in May, June and July.

The contract amount is calculated each month when the first billing statement is produced. Changes in your financial aid, tuition, course fee(s), housing, meal plan or miscellaneous charges will be reflected in the monthly amount due. Notification of the change will be reflected in the billing statement and may result in an increase or decrease in the amount due for the month being billed.

You may, at any time in the semester, elect to pay an amount greater than the amount due on your billing statement or you may pay your account balance in full.

For more information on how to set up a payment plan - view our Payment Plan help guide, or contact our office.


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