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Executive Masters of Natural Resources (XMNR)

The XMNR program is a cohort-based, accelerated 12-month, 3 semester format program.  Additional information on this program can be found on the Executive Masters of Natural Resources website. Financial aid is available for the Executive Masters of Natural Resources (XMNR) offered at Virginia Tech.

Financial Aid for XMNR Students
The XMNR program has specific tuition, rates, and fees that are associated with the program.  Eligible students must be enrolled at least half-time (5 credits) in a degree-seeking program, have filed the FAFSA, and are eligible for Federal Loans.  The loans available to you as a XMNR students are:

  • Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan – the maximum amount a student can receive each academic year (fall/spring/summer terms) is $20,500.  The loan will be offered to you and you can choose to accept the full amount, a partial amount, or decline the loan through the Hokie SPA.   
  • Federal Graduate PLUS Loan – the maximum amount you can receive in this loan is the difference between your cost of attendance (COA) and any other financial aid (loans, scholarships). This loan requires a separate application and an approved credit check.  
  • Private/Alternative Loan – this loan is an educational loan through a private lender.  The maximum amount you can receive in this loan is the difference between your cost of attendance (COA) and any other financial aid (loans, scholarships).  This type of loan also requires an approved credit check.  

Please note that scholarships, assistantships, and fellowships will reduce your federal and private loan eligibility.  

All financial aid program rules apply to XMNR students as well as all other University Scholarships and Financial Aid rules.  A FAFSA must be submitted for each academic year of the program.