FNL — Faced with a declining enrollment and decreased revenues, New Mexico State University has begun a program that is offering Mexican students tuition at less than half the usual out-of-state rate.
Qualifying students from Mexico will now pay an estimated tuition of $4,691 per semester for undergraduate and $3,975 for graduate studies. The rate is about 1.5 times what New Mexico residents pay.
“NMSU has a lot to offer students from Mexico, and we know these students have a lot to offer us in terms of their backgrounds, experiences and diversity,” said NMSU Chancellor Garrey Carruthers in a press release. “I want to thank our Board of Regents, New Mexico Secretary of Higher Education Barbara Damron and others who supported the launch of this program, which began as a notion during a meeting in Chihuahua organized by the Legislative Finance Committee and State Senator John Arthur Smith.”
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