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New Mexico Pre-Files a Bill to Increase the Number of Dental Students

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On December 17, Sen. Michael Padilla (D-NM) pre-filed S.B. 15. The bill appropriates $400,000 from the general fund to the Higher Education Department for expenditure in FY15 to increase the number of dental students who may participate in the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) program. Additionally, any unexpended or unencumbered balance remaining at the end of FY15 shall revert to the general fund. To learn more about the WICHE Professional Student Exchange Program (PSEP), click here.