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Racer One Stop

Students can take advantage of the following services at ONE convenient location inside the Curris Center!

University staff will be available to provide information and answers for Financial Aid, Billing, Registration, and Scholarships.

Racer One Stop Dates include: TBD


  • Please note that the Financial Aid Offices in Sparks Hall will be closed to walk in traffic during these times.

2017-2018 FAFSA is Available - Apply Now!

  • To complete the 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), please make sure you use the federal website fafsa.gov.
  • To sign the FAFSA electronically, a Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID) is required for both you and your parents, if you are a dependent student. The FSA ID may be obtained by going to fafsa.gov and clicking on the FSA ID icon.
  • The Department of Education and the IRS have currently disabled the IRS Data retrieval option when completing your FAFSA. We do not know when it will again be available. Please use your tax return to complete the financial information at this time.
  • You must use your 2015 Federal Tax Return to complete both the 2016/2017 and the 2017/2018 FAFSAs.
  • The FAFSA should be filed as soon after October 1st as possible. If you are a resident of Kentucky, the College Access Program (CAP) Grant has limited funding available. The grant will be awarded to eligible students until funds are exhausted.

Looking for assistance in completing the FAFSA? Check out this video!

According to a recent survey, the majority of families underestimate the amount of financial aid they may be eligible to receive and therefore do not complete the FAFSA. If you don't apply, you'll never know if you may have been eligible for a federal grant. For more on this survey, please click on the following link: Don't Miss Out.

Verification

Verification is a process that requires financial aid staff to review the accuracy of information you and your family provided on the FAFSA. The Department of Education selects roughly 30% of all FAFSAs submitted nationally for the verification process. In addition, Murray State will select siblings and other direct family members attending Murray State if someone else in the family has been selected. Murray State is contracted with the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) to complete verifications on our behalf.

If you are selected for verification, you must provide the appropriate documentation to continue your request for federal financial aid. Requested items will vary per student. Required documentation will be listed on your MyGate account. Please access your myGate to determine if you have documents outstanding. Please visit this site to assist in submitting those documents.

Be sure and visit the Events Calendar for important dates.

Contact Us

500 Sparks Hall, Murray, KY 42071-3312
Email - msu.sfa@murraystate.edu
Phone - (270)809-2546
Toll free - (800)272-4678, ext. 3
Fax - (270)809-3116
(Please refer to the events calendar for university closure dates.)