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Murray State University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$16,096 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$6,060 tuition
$7,736 on campus room & board
$1,316 books and supplies
$984 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$28,216 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$18,180 tuition
$7,736 on campus room & board
$1,316 books and supplies
$984 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$7,407 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
99% of students receive aid
38% get federal aid ($4,613 avg)
59% get state aid ($2,278 avg)
70% get institn'l aid ($7,407 avg)
55% get loans ($7,266 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.99% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.00% 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 $8,509 97%
Federal Grant Aid $4,613 38%
Pell Grants $4,527 38%
Other Federal Grants $482 7%
Institution Grant Aid $7,407 70%
State Grant Aid $2,278 59%
Student Loans $7,266 55%
Federal Loans $6,633 54%
Other Loans $8,986 4%

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 $294
Out of State $799


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Frathoun from Murray, KY
  • Feb-10-2017 I am a current student here

    Murray State is less expensive than most colleges and you receive a great experience in return. If I had the choice to come to Murray again I would.

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  • 4
  • Zachary from Shelbyville, KY
  • Dec-29-2015 I am a current student here

    The campus activities give you more bang for the back!! They offer lots of different things for a wide variety of student interests.

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  • 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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  • 4
  • 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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