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.
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Undergraduate Tuition and Fee Calculation Changes
For the Spring 2018 semester, the first set of refund checks (for students with credit balances after the disbursement of aid) should be available beginning January 30, 2018.
- 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 until January 23, 2018.
- Students who live off campus may email the Bursar at email@example.com 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.
Spring 2018 payment plan due dates
- January 5
- February 5
- March 5
- April 5
- February 5
- March 5
- April 5
Students must make payment via their myGate account, or by mailing a check to:
Murray State University, 200 Sparks Hall, Murray, KY 42071-3312
PAY ONLINE — Students can pay online through the payment portal located under the “Money” tab within their myGate account. Once students have followed the “My Account” link under the “Money” tab, they will be re-directed to the payment website. Students will then use a web-based payment method to pay the balance of their account using an electronic check from a checking or savings account, debit card or credit card through Pay-Path®
Any student NOT paying their balance in FULL must enroll in the Murray State Payment Plan and pay the $30 nonrefundable setup fee via their myGate account. Students may enroll in the payment plan beginning December 8, 2017. Students are subject to being purged at noon on January 12, 2018, if their account is not paid in full or enrolled in a payment plan.
Spring 2018 important dates
- January 3 - Late registration ($100 late fee begins)
- January 16 - Classes begin
- January 18 - Last day to drop any full semester course at 100%
- January 22 - Last day to register for Spring 2018 full semester classes
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Check your email
In accordance with Murray State's policy on university communication through email - your Murray State email account (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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
Before we can communicate with you or anyone about your account over the telephone, you must complete the Consent to Release Student Information Form located under your “Academics” tab in myGate.