In wake of financial aid flap, Springfield eyes clampdown

August 12, 2019 | Crain's Chicago Business

Illinois lawmakers are considering options to address recent revelations that a college consultant and lawyers advised parents that they could change their childrens’ guardianship status in an effort to win more financial aid.

Specifically, legislators are reviewing the possibility of implementing licensing requirements for independent college consultants, and may also consider law changes that would address guardianship transfer, said Andrew Borst, director of undergraduate admissions for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Those possible policy changes will be discussed at a joint hearing in Chicago tomorrow of the Illinois House appropriations and higher education committees, he said.

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