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The Veterans Affairs Office at Murray State University is primarily responsible for administration of veteran’s educational benefits programs. The office serves as a liaison between MSU student veterans and dependents and the Department of Veterans Affairs. The VA Office also provides resource information to students. We encourage veterans attending MSU to contact our office in person or by phone with any questions they may have pertaining to their education or any of their VA Educational Benefits. As a veteran, you maybe entitled to educational benefits. Eligibility is determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

The Veterans Support Team, composed of Faculty and Staff campus wide, has implemented a new program. The Veterans Education Transition Services or VETS for short is a transition service offered to our Veteran Students to support their transition from the rigid military structure to the academic life.


MSU also offers the following:

  • Dedicated VA Representative and School Certifying Official
  • Yellow Ribbon Program
  • Peer-to-Peer Mentor Program
  • Veteran Student Organization
  • Veterans Lounge: designated space specifically for our Veteran Students
  • Active Duty Admission Fee Waiver
  • Tuition Assistance and VA Education Benefits typically cover 100% of tuition costs
  • College credit for military training validated by ACE
  • Personalized advising, career planning and placement
  • Flexible schedule: day, evening, weekend and online classes
  • Veterans only courses
  • Multiple campus locations throughout Kentucky
  • Support Services such as free counseling, tutoring in general education subjects, etc
  • Service member Opportunity Colleges Consortium (SOC) Member
  • Counseling Services: free services provided for service members, PTSD trained staff on site
  • Psychological Center: focusing on individual and family therapy


The Veterans Affairs Office at Murray State University is located within the Registrar’s Office in Sparks Hall, first floor.

Murray State University
Veterans Affairs Office
Sparks Hall, Room 110B
Office Hours: 8: 00 am- 4:30 pm
Phone: 270.809.3754
Fax: 270.809.3050
Email: msu.va@murraystate.edu

Additional Contacts -

Chris Jeter
Murray State University
Assistant Registrar/Veterans Affairs
School Certifying Official
Sparks Hall, 1st floor
Murray, KY 42071
Phone: 270.809.3754
Fax 270.809.3050
msu.va@murraystate.edu

Alison Marshall
Associate Director - Transfer Center
Veterans Affairs and Adult Student Liaison
Murray State University
308 Lowry Center
Murray, KY 42071
270-809-5796
amarshall@murraystate.edu

The Department of Veterans Affairs and Education have launched an online feedback tool to provide a centralized system for veterans, service members and eligible family members to file student complaints.  For more information, students can access the feedback link at.


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