Time Is Running Out on Key Higher-Education Bill, and Not Everyone Is Bothered

With little more than a month left before Congress is set to adjourn for the year, time is running short for the Senate to consider a bill that would reduce the financial strain on low-income students who drop out of college.

In June, the House of Representatives approved the bill, which would, among other things, ease the requirement that college dropouts repay their federal grants -- a policy seen as especially hard on students from low-income families. Under the legislation, which