Bursar's Office

The Bursar's Office is responsible for the collection of all fees owed to the university. The Bursar's Office is located on the first floor of Sparks Hall.

Sparks Hall is located on the corner of 15th Street and Main Street. Our building is wheelchair accessible. Visitor parking and posted handicapped parking spaces are available.

Important information

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Undergraduate Tuition and Fee Calculation Changes

Students enrolled in 12-15 hours will be assessed tuition and fees based on a flat rate. Students enrolled in more than 15 hours will be assessed the flat rate tuition for the 12-15 hours plus a per credit hour rate for each hour above 15 hours. Web classes are now included in the flat tuition charge and are assessed based on residency. Additionally, all web classes will be assessed a $65 per credit hour web course fee.


For the Fall 2017 semester, the first set of refund checks (for students with credit balances after the disbursement of aid) should be available beginning August 30, 2017.

  •  Students are encouraged to sign up for direct deposit in order to receive refund checks in a timely manner. Direct deposit signup is available through the Accounting Office on the second floor of Sparks Hall.  Be sure and bring TWO forms of ID.
  •  Students will be allowed to charge books to their student account at the Murray State University Bookstore.
  •  Students who live off campus may email the Bursar at msu.bursar@murraystate.edu for an official letter which can be provided to landlords documenting the changes in the availability of refund checks.


Federal/state aid and scholarship payments to eligible students’ accounts will begin after the drop/add period, which is after the 5th day of classes.

FAFSA requirements

In order for institutional scholarships or discounts to pay to undergraduate students’ accounts, they must complete the Free Application of Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA can be completed at www.fafsa.gov.

If you have additional questions, please contact us at msu.bursar@murraystate.edu.

Check your email

In accordance with Murray State's policy on university communication through email - your Murray State email account (username@murraystate.edu) is the official means of communication by the university and the Bursar's Office.  This is the email account where we will send your e-bills and any other notification from our office.  Make sure to check your email and review your account regularly to avoid future issues.

Bursar's Office Hours

  • Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CST (August - May)
  • Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. CST (June - July)

Exact dates will vary depending on Memorial Day and the last day of summer school.

Bursar's Office Main Line: (270) 809-4227

Consent to release

Students may complete  a Consent to Release Student Information Form to document which individuals Murray State University may speak with regarding your student account.  This form can be filled out online through the student's MyGate account under the Academics tab.