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Parents are giving up legal guardianship of their children during their junior or senior year in high school to someone else — a friend, aunt, cousin or grandparent. The guardianship status then allows the students to declare themselves financially independent of their families so they can qualify for federal, state and university aid (…)

What? This is so messed up…

Jodi S. Cohen, Melissa Sanchez, Parents Are Giving Up Custody of Their Kids to Get Need-Based College Financial Aid, ProPublica, July 29 (2019)

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