Financial Aid and Assistantships

Affordable education

Murray State understands the financial reality facing many students today. You need a degree to advance your career and increase your earning power, but you are unsure how you are going to pay for it. Murray State University is one of the most affordable choices for graduate programs. In fact, we have been named as "America's Top 100 Best College Buys."

Tuition and Costs

Regional tuition rates

Not only do Kentucky residents get a great tuition rate, Murray State also offers residents of some neighboring states discounted regional tuition rates. 

States with regional tuition rates:

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia

Financing your education

Approximately 70 percent of our graduate students receive some type of financial aid to help with attending graduate school. If eligible, you can receive more than one type of financial aid to help assist you.

Types of aid


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