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Murray State University 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

$6,747 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
99% of students receive aid
42% get federal aid ($4,541 avg)
60% get state aid ($2,401 avg)
66% get institn'l aid ($6,747 avg)
61% get loans ($7,060 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 $8,086 97%
Federal Grant Aid $4,541 42%
Pell Grants $4,349 42%
Other Federal Grants $483 17%
Institution Grant Aid $6,747 66%
State Grant Aid $2,401 60%
Student Loans $7,060 61%
Federal Loans $6,767 61%
Other Loans $8,287 2%

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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