LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas is cutting out-of-state tuition in an effort to attract high-achieving students, while sending more money to in-state students who need financial help.

Chancellor Douglas Girod announced the plan Wednesday at a Kansas Board of Regents council meeting.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports Kansas will start granting tuition waivers to high-achieving out-of-state students. The hope is that will attract more students to offset the drop in tuition revenue. The scholarships that have been used to recruit out-of-state students will go toward in-state students with financial need.

Girod said the university currently prices out-of-state students' tuition on their grades and test scores and then uses waivers and scholarships to fund the discount.

He says the new plan would redirect up to a half a million dollars to in-state students.

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Information from: The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal, http://www.cjonline.com