MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University is now offering a new pricing model that will support military students in earning their college degrees at little or no out-of-pocket cost.

The new initiative is available to service members of the U.S. Armed Forces. Murray State will now waive course fees, provide free textbooks and match remaining tuition costs not covered by the U.S. Department of Defense Military Tuition Assistance program.

“This opportunity is a small way we can honor the men and women of the Armed Forces,” said Murray State Interim President Bob Jackson. “Murray State University will lead the way in educating our service men and women with these educational benefits. This new policy will allow them, while still serving our country, to pursue their educational goals with little to no out-of-pocket expense.”

The new pricing model is offered for military students interested in pursuing both undergraduate or graduate degree programs at the University.

Students will have the flexibility of taking courses in the setting of their choice, including on Murray State’s main campus, on base at Fort Campbell or at any of the University’s regional campuses in Paducah, Hopkinsville, Madisonville and Henderson. Select degree programs and course offerings are also available entirely online.

“Murray State is committed to the affordability of higher education opportunities for our service members as well as accessibility through our face-to-face programming at Fort Campbell and our online programs that serve students worldwide,” said Dan Lavit, executive director of the University’s Center for Adult and Regional Education.

This new initiative is one of the many steps Murray State has taken to show support for service men and women. Additional offerings include in-state tuition rates, a veteran’s lounge, the Veteran Student Organization and school certifying officials serving as liaisons to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs.

Contact Judson Faust, coordinator for Veteran Military Student Success, at 270-809-5343 or jfaust@murraystate.edu for more information about the new tuition discount or to learn more visit murraystate.edu/militaryrate.

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