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Needy, talented students should get preference on state aid, Texas commissioner says

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Texas’ higher education commissioner told local business and education leaders Tuesday that high-achieving poor students should be first in line for state financial aid.

Raymund Paredes spoke at an event presented by the Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce.

He said that the first-come, first-served approach for receiving aid from the TEXAS Grant program is not working and that the most successful students should receive priority.

Paredes’ plan won’t necessarily happen. His proposal for a merit-plus-need aid system has been around for a couple of years. But he’d still like to push the issue with legislators.

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