Veterans Affairs

Murray State University welcomes veterans who have served and continue to serve our country. US News has ranked Murray State University 9th in 2022-23 as the Best Colleges for Veterans. Also as a G.I. Job's Military Friendly School, we are ready to support our military families during their transition to student life. We work hard to help you get the education you deserve and plan for the future you want. Let us help you prepare for the next chapter of your life. When you are ready for this all-important step, we are ready for you.

Murray State offers:

  • Dedicated school certifying official as a liaison with the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs and KY Dept. of Veterans Affairs
  • In-state tuition rates to qualified veterans and dependents
  • Veteran Student Organization
  • Veterans lounge
  • Active duty undergraduate admission fee waiver
  • Tuition assistance and VA education benefits
  • College credit for military training
  • Specialized payment plan options for those receiving VA education benefits
  • Free graduation cords for veterans


  • Personalized advising, career planning and placement
  • Flexible schedule: day, evening, weekend and online classes
  • Support services: free counseling, tutoring, disability services, free limited student health services
  • Free counseling services: PTSD trained staff on site
  • Psychological Center: focusing on individual and family therapy
  • Peer-to-Peer mentor program (coming soon)

Military Training and VA Absence Policy

Murray State University is extremely proud of its long standing relationship with the men and women in uniform that bravely serve this country. To further support these students, Murray State is committed to make every effort to provide reasonable accommodations to students who must be absent from class due to military obligations or required medical treatment for service-connected conditions. Please read the training and absence policy located in the Academic Bulletin on the Office of the Registrar website.

Download Military Training and VA Absence Agreement Form (PDF)

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Contact Our Office

Office of Veteran and Military Student Success

Murray State University

456 Blackburn Science Building

Office Hours: 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Alternate Phone: 270.809.4677

The Department of Veterans Affairs and Education have launched an online feedback tool to provide a centralized system for veterans, service members and eligible family members to file student complaints. 

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