We know college is expensive and apparently some parents are taking extreme steps in order to get the money needed for tuition.

According to a report, parents in Chicago are scamming the system!

They are relinquishing legal guardianship of their kids to someone like a friend or aunt, during their junior or senior year of high school.

 

 

This will then let the kids declare themselves financially independent and thereby eligible for federal, state and university aid.

An investigation by ProPublica found 40 such guardianship cases between January 2018 and June 2019, and there is speculation things like this are happening all over the country.