Murray State University
Murray, KY, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$11,497
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$8,115
$30k - $48k
$8,644
$48k - $75k
$12,309
$75k - $110k
$14,590
$110k+
$14,798
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$9,084
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$24,540
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$9,190
Books and Supplies
$1,258
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
41%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
31%
Average Aid Per Year
$8,426
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
31%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,837
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$6,957
Students receiving state aid
58%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$2,500
Students receiving federal aid
32%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,837
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$2,394,805
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$9,077,718

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
55%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,835
Students receiving federal loans
55%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$7,555
Average Other Loans Per Year
$11,374
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$15,000
Loan Default Rate
7%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$229

What Students Are Saying

3.98 Average Rating
It is very inexpensive and you receive a decent education.
Corinne from Saint Louis, MO
Murray State is definately worth the price. The classes are very informative and the dorms really arent too bad either.
Bayly from Murray, KY
I believe this is a steal to be honest.
Donald from Paducah, KY
cheapest university in kentucky while getting a grade a education. anymore need to be said?
grant from dawson springs, ky
They have one of the least expensive tuitions of most colleges. Its easier to get tuition paid for through scholarships. Plus you wont be cheated this is a good school that will challenge you, not a party school.
Lace from Murray,KY
For me attending Murray is expensive, but I am a out of state student. I pay around 28 G a year. For instate student Murray is a great price though. Most in-state students pay about 14-15 G from my understanding. There are also a lot of scholarships open.
Catherine from Lansing, NC
Murray has been on Kiplinger's Rankings for Best Value Colleges. There are many scholarships available through the school, there's at least one that you qualify for. Also there are free or cheap activities on campus frequently, from movies to luaus to singing.
Kayley from Morganfield, KY
Murray State University is one of the least expensive universities in all of Kentucky, but one does not trade the lack of expenses for a valuable education.
Katherine from Murray, KY
Murray State, like most colleges, is a little expensive for out of state students, but I would recommend it to both in-state and out-of-state students looking for a good home for the next four years.
Caroline from Lincoln, NE

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