Student Financial Services

Invest in your future

At Murray State University, we believe that no one should be denied an education because of financial need. That's the mission of our Student Financial Services team which includes Financial Aid, Scholarships and the Bursar's Office. Those three offices work together to make your college education more affordable.

Last year, 99% of freshman students received a scholarship or financial aid. Overall, more than $115 million was awarded in financial aid and scholarships.

The Student Financial Services team

Ceramics students in the studio


The Scholarship Office awards Academic Achievement Scholarships to incoming freshmen based on GPA and test scores and competitive scholarships for all students. Eligibility rules differ but you are only eligible for scholarships if you apply and complete your FAFSA.

Scholarship office

Robotics students in lab

Financial Aid

The Financial Aid office awards financial support like grants, loans, part-time employment, and state KEES scholarships. Complete the FAFSA to find out if you are eligible for financial aid.

Financial aid

Student takes blood pressure

Bursar's Office

The Bursar's Office handles tuition rates, payments, and billing. They provide payment plan options and information about individual course fees.

Tuition and Fees

Important dates


Start your application October 1.
Complete the FAFSA as soon as possible to be eligible for awards.

Paying for college

Complete the FAFSA

You must complete the FAFSA to be eligible for Financial Aid or scholarships. FAFSA stands for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. It's a free application that helps determine your eligibility for financial aid like work-study programs, grants, or loans. Plus, we have to have your FAFSA on file to before we can award any scholarships.

Complete the FAFSA

Complete the scholarship application

The scholarship application opens on September 1 every year. You can complete the scholarship application before the FAFSA but both applications must be filed to receive any awards.

Apply for Scholarships

Apply for other scholarships

Murray State offers scholarships but you may also be eligible for external or non-Murray State scholarships. Apply for as many scholarships as possible to help make your college education more affordable.

Non-Murray State scholarships

Payment plans

We know paying for college can be tough. That's why our Bursar's Office will help you set up a payment plan. Payment plans can be divided in three or four payment options.

Payment plans

Contact us

The offices of Student Financial services are located on the 5th floor of Sparks Hall, which is on the corner of 15th and Main St. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. At the beginning of every semester, you can find the Student Financial Services team at Racer One Stop in the Curris Center.

Take the next step

© Murray State University Department of Web ManagementWe are Racers.