Veteran and Military Student Success

Murray State University welcomes veterans who have made sacrifices while serving our country. US News has ranked Murray State University 14th for the 2021 year as the Best Colleges for Veterans. Also as a G.I. Job's Military Friendly School, we are ready to support our military families during their transition to student life. We work hard to help you get the education you deserve and plan for the future you want. Let us help you prepare for the next chapter of your life. When you are ready for this all-important step, we are ready for you.

Murray State offers:

  • Dedicated school certifying official as a liaison with the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs and Kentucky Department of Veteran Affairs
  • In-state tuition rates to qualified veterans and dependents
  • Veteran Student Organization
  • Veterans lounge
  • Active duty undergraduate admission fee waiver
  • Tuition assistance and VA education benefits
  • College credit for military training
  • Specialized payment plan options for those receiving VA education benefits
  • Free graduation cords for veterans


  • Personalized advising, career planning and placement
  • Flexible schedule: day, evening, weekend and online classes
  • Support services: free counseling, tutoring, disability services, free limited student health services
  • Free counseling services: PTSD trained staff on site
  • Psychological Center: focusing on individual and family therapy

Office of Veteran and Military Student Success

Contact us at:  

Office of Veteran and Military Student Success
456 Blackburn Science Building, Murray, KY 42071

Military Training and VA Absence Policy

Murray State University is extremely proud of its long standing relationship with the men and women in uniform that bravely serve this country. To further support these students, Murray State is committed to make every effort to provide reasonable accommodations to students who must be absent from class due to military obligations or required medical treatment for service-connected conditions. Please read the training and absence policy located in the Academic Bulletin on the Office of the Registrar website.

Military Training and VA Absence Agreement Form


To be considered for federal student aid for the 2019-2020 award year, you can complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) between October 1, 2018 and midnight Central Time, June 30, 2020. Any corrections or updates must be submitted by midnight Central Time, September 14, 2019.

However, many states and colleges have earlier deadlines for applying for state and institutional financial aid. You can find your state’s deadline and FAFSA information on the Department of Education website. Check with your college about its deadlines.

Because of the variation in state and college deadlines, it is highly recommended that you fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can after October 1 to ensure that you do not miss out on available aid.

Tuition and Costs

Plan for your education by using the Murray State University Net Price Calculator!

Murray State University is pleased to provide this net price calculator as a guide to assist in early financial planning for college. This calculator will provide a preliminary estimate of federal, state and institutional aid eligibility, to help families gauge what aid the student may be awarded and to make arrangements to cover the cost of attendance.

Click on the following link to access the calculator: Murray State Net Price Calculator

Useful Links

  •  va.govCheck eligibility, apply and obtain information on VA benefits at  for benefits
  • and monitor processing and approved benefits
  • Duty personnel transfer of Post 9/11 GI Bill ® to spouse and/or dependent/s. 
  • Kentucky State Tuition Wavier
  • Joint Services Transcript (JST) - JST is an academically accepted document approved by the American Council on Education (ACE) to validate a service members military occupational experience and training along with the corresponding ACE college credit recommendations

Contact Our Office

Office of Veteran and
Military Student Success
Office Hours: 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
456 Blackburn Science Building
Murray, KY 42071
270.809.5343 or 270.809.3754 or 270.809.4677
Fax: 270.809.3050

The Department of Veteran Affairs 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:

All recruitment efforts are aligned and in accordance with the Department of Education 34 CFR section 668 policy. Advisory services are trained and qualified per interdepartmental standards and as required by each individual’s role. Further information is available upon request.
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.


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