Regents to consider cutting AIMS awards this week

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TUCSON -- Arizona high school students who hoped good scores on a statewide standardized test would get them tuition waivers at the state's three public universities could soon be out of luck.

The Arizona Board of Regents will consider a proposal to cancel the High Honors Endorsement Award at its meeting in Phoenix next week. The award gives tuition waivers to students who perform well on Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards, or AIMS.

Arizona State University came up with the idea, which is now embraced by the University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University.

The universities say the change would free up financial aid dollars and that students wouldn't suffer because they'd still be eligible for other aid sources

Information from: Arizona Daily Star

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