Annual tuition costs vary based on students’ residential status and course load.


If you are pursuing a graduate degree in natural resources and environmental management, we invite you to apply for a graduate assistantship. Assistantships, which require approximately 20 hours of work in the department per week, reward you with a stipend and a tuition remission for each academic year.

Financial Aid

Ball State offers excellent value to our students, but we also know that many students will benefit from access to financial aid opportunities. The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships offers a wide array of opportunities for you to receive financial support so that you can complete a graduate degree.


Graduate students are eligible for the following scholarships administered through NREM (other scholarships may be available through Ball State):

The Clyde W. Hibbs Memorial Scholarship

Amount: Generally awards total $1,000 per academic year. 

 Eligibility Criteria:  

  • Candidates must be current NREM majors and have at least a 3.0 overall GPA and a 3.2 GPA in NREM classes. 
  • Candidates must have earned fewer than 60 credit hours by the end of the current spring semester.

The Charles O. Mortensen Fellowship

Amount: Generally awards total $1,000 per academic year. 

 Eligibility Criteria:  

  • The Charles O. Mortensen Fellowship offers a $1,000 tuition fellowship for the academic year to a junior, senior, or graduate student within the NREM department.
  • There is no GPA requirement; however, students must propose a service project signed by an advisor.

The Farmland Scholarship: Provided by Farmland Conservation Club

Amount: Generally, awards total $1,000 per academic year. 

 Eligibility Criteria:  

  • The Farmland Conservation Club requires applicants to submit an essay about conservation issues.