For Those Without High-School Diplomas, Federal Student Aid Comes to an End

They're part of the 1 percent, but not the kind with a private jet and country-club membership.

They're the relatively small population of students who don't have a high-school diploma but are relying on federal aid to attend college. For them, life might be getting more challenging. That's because starting July 1, students without a diploma or GED will no longer be eligible to receive federal student aid.

Over the past two decades such students, who are disproportionately