2023-2024 FAFSA opens October 1

Complete the 2023-2024 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is free to fill out and submit.

  • To sign the FAFSA electronically, a Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID) is required for both you and one parent, if you are a dependent student. The FSA ID may be obtained by going to the Federal Student Aid website. .
  • You must use your Federal Tax Return to complete the FAFSA.
  • The FAFSA should be filed as soon after October 1st as possible. If you are a resident of Kentucky, the College Access Program (CAP) Grant has limited funding available. The grant will be awarded to eligible students until funds are exhausted.

Need assistance completing the FAFSA?

The Federal Student Aid website has a lot of tips to help you complete the FAFSA.

Check out this video of helpful tips. Completing your FAFSA


Verification is a process that requires financial aid staff to review the accuracy of information you and your family provided on the FAFSA. The Department of Education selects roughly 30% of all FAFSAs submitted nationally for the verification process. In addition, Murray State will select siblings and other direct family members attending Murray State if someone else in the family has been selected. Murray State is contracted with the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) to complete verifications on our behalf.

If you are selected for verification, you must provide the appropriate documentation to continue your request for federal financial aid. Requested items will vary per student. Required documentation will be listed on your MyGate account. Please access your myGate to determine if you have documents outstanding. Visit the KHEAA verification website for additional information.

Contact Financial Aid

Financial Services

Student Financial Services


500 Sparks Hall, Murray, KY 42071


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