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MSU named one of nation’s best colleges for financial aid

Morehead State University has been named one of the nation’s Best College for Financial Aid by MSU was ranked 165th out of 829 public and private colleges and universities. It is the fourth-ranked university among all Kentucky higher education institutions and the best public university for financial aid in the Commonwealth.  

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“President Dr. Jay Morgan and MSU’s administration do their best to keep our costs as low as possible, and then the financial aid staff uses the federal, state and institutional financial aid, along with private donations, to build financial packages to help students afford the cost of college,” said Tim Rhodes, assistant vice president for the Office of Enrollment Services. “Caring about our students, being aggressive with trying to find enough financial aid to help, having quality faculty and providing quality student service makes MSU a great university and a great place to find success.” is a website that helps consumers learn about and compare financial products, including student loans, personal loans, credit cards, insurance products and banking products, among others. Using data from the National Center for Education Statistics and Peterson’s Financial Aid Dataset, its study considered need-based financial aid, non-need-based financial aid and financial aid for international students at 829 colleges and universities in the United States. The report was conducted to help future college students better understand which colleges may be affordable for them by taking into account more than just the cost of attendance.  

At MSU, more than 90 percent of undergraduate students receive some financial aid. Helpful financial aid counselors are available to avoid any confusion and make the process as stress-free as possible. The application for admission also automatically makes prospective students eligible for institutional scholarships, as well as to research and award additional financial support.  

Make an appointment to talk with an MSU financial aid counselor by emailing or visiting