FAFSA opened Oct. 1; apply today at fafsa.ed.gov

MURRAY, Ky. — Current and future students at Murray State University are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), now open as of Oct. 1. A completed FAFSA is required in order to receive financial aid, such as a Pell Grant or other federal money. Individuals can apply at fafsa.ed.gov and use Murray State code 001977.

Additionally, Murray State provides many Academic Achievement Scholarships as well as competitive and need-based scholarships. The Murray State General Scholarship Application for 2021-2022 is now open and required for competitive and need-based scholarship consideration.

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.

To learn more about scholarship opportunities and important deadlines at Murray State, please visit murraystate.edu/scholarships.

Based on the University’s most recent annual reports and data from 2019-20, Murray State awards $115 million in financial aid and scholarships each year, and has the highest percentage of undergraduate students who graduate with no known debt among all other public regional comprehensive institutions in Kentucky. Among this year’s freshman class, 89 percent received a scholarship or financial aid.

Recognized as one of America’s best college values, Murray State offers 145 academic programs, nearly 180 student organizations, and within the past month, has received the following national accolades related to quality, value and student success:

“Top-Tier University” by U.S. News & World Report – 30 consecutive years

“Best Bang for the Buck” – Washington Monthly

“2020 Best College” – Money Magazine

“2021 Best Colleges in America” – Niche

“2021 Best College” – Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education

Students interested in joining the Racer Family can learn more, schedule a virtual or on-campus visit and apply for admission at admissions.murraystate.edu.

Current and future students at Murray State University are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), now open as of Oct. 1.
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