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Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$15,509 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$5,880 tuition
$7,384 on campus room & board
$1,285 books
$960 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$27,269 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$17,640 tuition
$7,384 on campus room & board
$1,285 books
$960 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$6,263 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
98% of students receive aid
43% get federal aid ($4,912 avg)
61% get state aid ($2,255 avg)
66% get institn'l aid ($6,263 avg)
56% get loans ($6,623 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 4.60% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.64% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $7,896 97%
Federal Grant Aid $4,912 43%
Pell Grants $4,191 43%
Other Federal Grants $826 38%
Institution Grant Aid $6,263 66%
State Grant Aid $2,255 61%
Student Loans $6,623 56%
Federal Loans $6,241 56%
Other Loans $7,705 3%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: April 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Murray State University offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
218 Wells Hall
Murray, KY 42071-3318
(270) 809-3011
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $285
Out of State $775


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 3
  • Alex
  • Mar-18-2014 I am a current student here

    Murray State University is a die hard RACER NATION! Gold and Blue are our colors, if you do decide to attend our basketball and football games are the most entertainment. You'll feel the school spirit.

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  • Simiya
  • Dec-20-2013 I am a current student here

    We have the Curris Center, which is often called the living room of Murray State. It's where most students hang out during their free time. There's a TV area in two places down stairs, as well as computers. You'll often find the GAMA lovers down on the first floor.

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  • Taylor from St. Louis
  • Nov-19-2013 I am a current student here

    Murray State is not an expensive school at all. Especially if you get in state tuition which is also offered to some surrounding states. That is one of the main reasons I came to Murray. Also, fill in scholarships early!!!

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  • Geonwoo from MURRAY, KY
  • Oct-14-2013 I am a current student here

    For students to study in a university well, the school should have the purpose of educating students prior to anything else. This school is highly student-oriented and professors are willing to help students all the time. If you are considering broaden your perspective and getting good education, I'm sure that this school can offer you the best opportunities to achieve the things you would pursue as a student.

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