The Colorado Commission on Higher Education is considering a plan to offer increasing amounts of financial aid to students as they advance through college, with awards dropping back down for fifth-year students. Amid a growing need for financial aid among students, the plan would allow the state to "do the most good" with the funds it has to offer, said the commission's deputy executive director, Matt Gianneschi. "We want students to persist and graduate. That's the point at which the state receives a return on its investment," Gianneschi said.

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