Weighing Responses to Latest Higher Ed Scandal

Inside Higher Ed: Illinois House lawmakers took a first look last week at potential responses to a scandal that’s unfolded over affluent families’ efforts to game the student financial aid system.

Outraged lawmakers called a joint hearing of two higher education committees after ProPublica Illinois and The Wall Street Journal reported that dozens of affluent families in the Chicago suburbs had given up legal guardianship of their children so that they could be declared financially independent and qualify for more aid money.

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