Prospective students can apply for fall 2021 admission today at

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University’s 2021-22 scholarship application is now open through Feb. 1, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. CST. Murray State provides many academic achievement scholarships as well as need-based scholarships and grants.

Murray State offers two types of scholarships: academic achievement and competitive. Academic achievement scholarships are only awarded to incoming freshmen at the time of admission. Competitive scholarships require students to complete the Murray State General Scholarship Application and are awarded after the application deadline. Recipients must reapply each year.

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To learn more about scholarship opportunities and important deadlines at Murray State, please visit

In order for University scholarships and discounts to apply to student accounts, undergraduate students must file and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA opens Oct. 1; visit for more information.

Murray State continues to offer financial assistance to Racers and their families. Based on the University’s most recent annual reports, $115 million is awarded in financial aid and scholarships. Among this year’s freshman class, 89 percent have received a scholarship or financial aid. Numerous scholarships and aid opportunities are available, such as the Murray State Promise, which provides scholarship assistance for eligible Kentucky first-time freshmen and new transfer students who may already have their tuition paid for through this program. Additional information is available at

The University was recently highlighted as a best value for students seeking a college degree by two national publications, leading all public institutions across Kentucky in Washington Monthly’s “Best Bang for the Buck” South region category while also being named to Money’s “2020 Best Colleges” list, which ranked the University as the No. 1 regional public institution in Kentucky. 

Admission for the fall 2021 semester at Murray State University is also open as future Racers can apply today. Murray State offers on-campus courses at its main Murray location as well as five regional campuses and educational presences in Paducah, Henderson, Madisonville, Hopkinsville and Fort Campbell. The University also offers many degrees and classes entirely online, providing a flexible higher education experience to accommodate any schedule.

Students looking to take their first step in higher education are encouraged to visit to get started, apply and schedule either an on-campus or virtual visit.

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