Cost of college went up for all students at Murray State University


In-state tuition and fees rose 3 percent for 2018-19 at Murray State University, according to recent data from the U.S. Department of Education.

Kentucky residents paid $9,084 to attend the four-year public institution this year – $264 more than the $8,820 charged for 2017-18.

Non-residents paid 170.1 percent more than residents this year, or $24,540. Their price tag grew 3 percent from $23,820 in 2017-18.

About 66 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Kentucky residents. About 33 percent are residents of other states and 1 percent are citizens of other countries.

Data shows 97 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 1,294 students received grants or scholarships totaling $11.5 million and 822 students took out student loans totaling more than $7.1 million.

Including all undergraduates (9,454), 6,973 students used grants or scholarships totaling $57.5 million, and 3,934 students took out $31.7 million in federal student loans.

The cost of attending
Enrollment
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
2018-19
Change in tuition and fees 2015-16 to 2018-19
In-state
~6,240
$7,608
$8,400
$8,820
$9,084
19.4%
Out-of-state
~3,120
$20,712
$22,680
$23,820
$24,540
18.5%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at Murray State University in 2015-16.
Type of Aid
Number of students receiving aid
Percent receiving aid
Total amount of aid received
Average amount of aid per student
Federal grants
524
36%
$2,534,385
$4,837
State / local grant or scholarship
883
61%
$2,322,874
$2,631
Institutional grants or scholarships
978
68%
$6,635,110
$6,784
Grant or scholarship aid total
1,294
90%
$11,492,369
$8,881
Federal student loans
810
56%
$6,043,474
$7,461
Other student loans
110
8%
$1,104,310
$10,039
Student loan aid
822
57%
$7,147,784
$8,696
Total student aid
1,390
97%
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