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Students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on April 25, 2014.
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‘It’s Just Wrong’: U of I Takes Action To Prevent Wealthy Families From Accessing Need-Based Financial Aid

University of Illinois officials say they will take extra steps to vet financial aid applications from students involved in guardianship cases. The decision comes after university officials identified 14 instances in which parents had a student put under the guardianship of a friend or relative, so they could qualify for more financial aid. 

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