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New Mexico Tech joins regional program for grad students

November 14, 2018

SOCORRO, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Tech says it hopes to recruit more graduate students from around the West by joining a 60-university multistate program that allows students to enroll in graduate programs at resident tuition rates.

The university located in Socorro charges New Mexico residents $4,029 per semester for graduate school tuition and fees, while non-residents pay $11,790 per semester.

Graduate Dean Lorie Liebrock says New Mexico Tech’s full enrollment in the Western Regional Graduate Program means students from other Western states will no longer need to have assistantships to receive the in-state tuition rate.

The university’s physics and chemical departments previously participated in the program.

New Mexico Tech already participates in the WICHE Western Undergraduate Exchange which is a similar program for undergraduate students.

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