Murray State University’s Office of Veterans Affairs is primarily responsible for
administration of veteran's educational benefits programs. The office serves as a
liaison between MSU, its student veterans and dependents, and the Department of Veterans
Affairs. The Office of Veterans Affairs also provides resource information to students.
We encourage veterans attending MSU to contact our office in person or by phone with
any questions they may have pertaining to their education or any of their VA Educational
Benefits. As a veteran, you may be entitled to educational benefits. Eligibility is
determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Recently, Kentucky Legislation passed an amendment to 13 KAR 2:045 allowing eligible Veterans of the US Armed Forces and their dependents to receive in-state tuition rates. This amendment allows Murray State University to be in compliance with section 701 and 702 of Public Law 113-146 Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014. Section 7 of 13 KAR 2:045 specifically states: "...A person eligible for benefits under the federal Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 (38 U.S.C. 3301 et seg.) or any other federal law authorizing educational benefits for veterans shall be entitled to Kentucky resident status."
Please direct all questions to Murray State's Office of Veterans Affairs. You may call or email us. Our contact information is listed below.
Murray State’s Office of Veterans Affairs Offers:
Dedicated School Certifying Official and Representative to liaise with the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs and KY Dept. of Veterans Affairs
Yellow Ribbon Program
Veteran Student Organization
Veterans Lounge: designated space specifically for our Veteran Students
Active Duty Undergraduate Admission Fee Waiver
Tuition Assistance and VA Education Benefits typically cover 100% of tuition costs
College credit for military training validated by ACE
Specialized payment plan options for both Veterans and Dependents who are receiving VA Education Benefits
Veterans Red White and Blue graduation cords – free to graduating Veterans
This office can help coordinate the following resources:
Personalized advising, career planning and placement
Flexible schedule: day, evening, weekend and online classes
Support Services such as free counseling, tutoring in general education subjects, free yoga, disability services, free limited health services (for students), etc
Service member Opportunity Colleges Consortium (SOC) Member
Counseling Services: free service - PTSD trained staff on site
Psychological Center: focusing on individual and family therapy
Peer-to-Peer Mentor Program (coming soon)
The Veterans Affairs Office at Murray State University is located within the Registrar's Office in Sparks Hall, first floor.
Chris Jeter, Assistant Registrar: Veterans/Military Services
Murray State University
Office of Veterans Affairs
Sparks Hall, Room 104
Office Hours: 8:00 am- 4:30 pm
Phone: 270.809.3754 or 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.
For more information, students can access the feedback link at: