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Murray State University Tuition & Cost

Murray, Kentucky

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Kentucky Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Murray State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,260
Other Fees$1,212
Room and Board $9,868
Other Expenses Budget$4,330
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for Murray State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,260
Other Fees$1,212
Room and Board $9,868
Other Expenses Budget$4,330

Residents of Kentucky pay an annual total price of $24,710 to attend Murray State University on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $8,040 for tuition, $9,868 room and board, $1,260 for books and supplies and $1,212 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $33,986 which is 37.5% higher than Kentucky residents. The tuition charge is $17,316 while room and board is $9,868, books and supplies are $1,260 and other fees come in at $1,212.

All price data is sourced from the 2021/2022 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Murray State University when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020
Net Price by Income Murray State University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$9,339
$30,001 to $48,000$9,520
$48,001 to $75,000$11,244
$75,001 to $110,000$14,681

The average reported annual net price for Murray State University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $11,628 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

99% of full-time undergrad Murray State University received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $11,892 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 49% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $7,177 and 8% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $10,775.

Finanical Aid Murray State University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $11,892 99%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $8,575 91%
Pell Grants $4,972 38%
Other Federal Grants $1,222 32%
State and Local Grants $2,718 62%
Federal Student Loans $7,177 49%
Other Student Loans $10,775 8%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Murray State University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $37,524. The loan balance of $37,524 is a four year multiple of the $9,381 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $358 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 2.75%.

Example Loan $37,524
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $358.02
Total Interest Paid $5,438.44
Sum of All Loan Payments $42,962.44

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year Kentucky Residents Non Residents
1 $24,710 $33,986
2 $25,214 $34,679
3 $25,728 $35,386
4 $26,253 $36,108

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Murray State University to be $98,840 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 2% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Murray State University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Kentucky Residents $386 $1,158 $1,544
Out of State Residents $772 $2,316 $3,088

Estimated cost for a class at Murray State University based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Murray State University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Murray State University Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No
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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=157401 IPEDS survey data for Murray State University.